an exhibition by Jan O’Highway

Garden Room Gallery, June 1 to 13.

Emerging from darkness… reminiscent of a 17th century Vanitas still life, the strong chiaroscuro of these images emphasizes the underlying structures of plants in all their forms – seed to leaf to blossom to fruit to eventual disintegration.

I’m attempting to expand my vision to include both the conventional view of beauty and the imperfect on equal terms – does the decaying form have value and interest equal to or more than than that of the perfect bloom…

More here…