In this series of herbs, I wish to combine the style of 16th, 17th and 18th Century botanical painting with that of the detail found in scientific illustration. I want to explore positive and negative space. To combine different areas of focus which will result in a multi-dimensional image. To show the unique structure and shape of each chosen herb. To produce and explore a modern form of Botanical art.
Graduate of the Ontario College of Art, Toronto Canada. As an artist, I am fascinated by both the continual change of negative and positive space through movement and the process of taking a living organism, fragmenting it, manipulating it, and then re-inventing it into an entirely new entity which resembles the original, but is in fact, entirely contemporary. An image which sways between reality and surrealism. I am ceaselessly driven to analyse the botanical and human form and in turn, to produce images that excite, intrigue, shock and generate new thoughts, to conjure up new sensations. I specialize in the use of multiple photographic imagery.