New Project – “Shades of Life”

A new project I’ve started. I wanted to play with the idea of what a “flower picture” is – we think of florals as so much about vibrant, saturated color I wanted to see what would happen if we removed color from the equation entirely. Not just as a black and white conversion, but totally removed. I began by getting some wildflowers, and spraypainting them white, they were then photographed against a white seamless background. I also began including the same flower *in color* to juxtapose with the white version. I am calling the project “Shades of Life” as it deals not only with issues of color and form but on a more abstract level, with the juxtaposition between life and death.

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  1. I really appreciate this series. It is a fine abstraction that illustrates why I love monochromatic imagery. The whole series is great, though I do prefer the ones that lack any color version at all, as they force the imagination to do all the coloring itself.

    Very nice work.

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