Drawing from my dual background as a Master Gardener and a photo artist, I enjoy taking advantage of digital tools to visualize improbable plant hybrids. This series grew out of my Botanical Exposures project (below) during the pandemic of 2020.
The Starflex Series
alludes to but doesn't exactly describe color in the natural world -- rather it supplies visible evidence of a surreptitious conspiracy between the artist, materials, and photo-chemical occurrences.
The Starflex Series was named for the Kodak Brownie Starflex camera which I acquired in 1976 for 25¢. Although initially, my attraction to this camera was based largely on its similarity to one which my father had given to me when I was a child, the Starflex has revealed itself to be a most willing light gathering and recording accomplice. The Starflex Series questions the mimetic use of color which was historically introduced into photographic technology to more accurately render objective , physical reality.