THE ARTIFICIAL BOTANICAL
To abstract from reality is to create life in the artificial.
Increasingly, in our culture, nature has become an abstract concept. We have become divorced from direct contact with the natural.
What does it mean that we cover our walls, our clothes, and our personal environment with representations of nature? How is it that we are drawn to representations of nature but move farther from understanding ourselves unless it is intruded upon us.
Flowers, by design, are seducers.
The Holga, by design, reflects life's randomness and imperfections.
The Artificial Botanical was designed to create life in the artificial.
Perhaps art can lead us back to nature.