“Life has always seemed to me like a plant that lives on its rhizome. Its true life is invisible, hidden in the rhizome. The part that appears above ground lasts only a single summer. Then it withers away—an ephemeral apparition. When we think of the unending growth and decay of life and civilizations, we cannot escape the impression of absolute nullity. Yet I have never lost a sense of something that lives and endures underneath the eternal flux. What we see is the blossom, which passes. The rhizome remains.” - Carl Gustav Jung (Memories, Dreams, Reflections)
These photographs were taken between 2017 and the present, inspired by my fascination with flowers—because of their delicate, elegant beauty but also because of their symbolic references to impermanence, change, and life’s natural cycles. Through photography I’ve developed a certain intimacy with flowers, as their imagery and beauty continue to be central themes of my drawing practice.
All of these photographs were shot on Kodak Portra 400 and 800 film, in the United States, Mexico, and Croatia.