The State of Sleeping Plants explores the plant world in decomposition. I am fascinated by the visual resemblances of plant matter during stages of decay to fantasy and science fiction world creations. I go hunting in gardens, parks and ravines for the “doesn’t that look like…” moments of decaying plant matter and then photograph the similarity not as a specimen, but as a work of art. Queen Anne’s Lace becomes an HR Giger monster, Speared Thistle become a carnivorous orb and Milk Weed takes on the life of Devil’s Snare.
The search for subject matter is all about time of day, weather conditions and what I see as I’m visually foraging through the eye piece of my camera.
(c-prints, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)