Floral Reflections

PhotographerElizabeth Panzer
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

I am drawn to the delicate beauty found in nature. The forms are luscious and detail seems never ending. Yet living in a world where the news brings violence into my home, the world feels incongruous with my experience living in the country. My work is driven by a need to reconcile these divergent realities. Using the tools available through digital photography, my images are a reinterpretation of natural beauty in a current visual language. This series is an exploration of texture and density. It features flowers from my home and garden. Ordinary flowers shown larger than life bring the tactile nature of each leaf and petal to the forefront. Depth, often non-literal, is created through the variations in transparency and dissolution of focus. My images invite the viewer into a private world, populated with beautiful images, recognizable, though far from natural.