Artist Statement; Inflorescence The flowers series is a continuing development and a result of my background as commercial photographer as well as my investigation as an artist into the history and the past two hundred years of human affair with botany, industry and design. Shot entirely in camera, the 3-stage evolutionary series spans the past twenty years of my fine art and commercial photography career. My first series are shot monochrome on Polaroid Negative film and hand printed in Photogravure and Platinum prints. This traditional process evokes the industrial revolution of the studies of flowers and their meticulously created details. Shot in studio while living and working in the Pacific North West, these post mortem floral portraits embody our fascination with the inevitability of time as they seem to decay before our own eyes. The second series recreates in reference to the art of historical botanical illustration. My fascination devoted to the stunning detail of the plants themselves. The backlit specimens patiently draw all their qualities inwards creating a two-dimensional illuminated study reminiscent of Pierre Jean François Turpin’s. The same project, shot in my studio in Manhattan, remind me of the defience the very essence of Manhattan’s mad paced existence. In the third series, printed with archival pigment printing on glass and metals. It guides the viewer into a distant future where time and space are compressed and flattened. My experimenting with these new materials and printing techniques married the glass and metal emitting an iridescent glow and resulted in a transition from sole prints to becoming objects. These indigo-gold futuristic fossils creating a visual and tactile experience.