N
ina Sowiski
Calla Lily on Orange
Before I was a photographer, I was a gardener. Now I am both. Last night I dreamt about plants: about a fruit tasting event and about my childhood back yard garden. I attribute this enjoyable dream night to my focus on plants in this current exhibit.*

I take pictures of whatever catches my interest, from vast landscapes to tiny details, from cathedrals to part of a door with weathered paint, from redwood trees to pearly slug eggs in garden soil. For this exhibit I chose to focus on plants removed from their natural settings, plants as specimens photographed in a way to accentuate certain details; the cellophane appearance of iris bud layers, the beauty in fading tulips, the sophistication of a calla lily. Some photographs are reminiscent of botanical studies.