Permanent Botanicals

The body of images in "Permanent Botanicals" illustrates the uncanny nature of artificial foliage while exploring a common depiction of nature’s elegance. Using 19th and 20th century printing processes created for duplication and botanical studies, I investigate new species of botanical specimens created for sale at department stores such as Michaels, HomeGoods, and for commercial displays. As a permanent homage to our admiration of aesthetes in nature, the faux houseplants serve as commercial monuments in our domestic spaces, which confront our motive in seeking beauty, symmetry, and balance.