• Inverted photographs (so black and white are reversed) taken on a full-frame Canon 5DS (many using a powerful flash).

C-Print face-mounted to ¼” acrylic and floated 1” off the wall.

These unique photographs of different species of cacti and succulents are inverted to the negative, so dark turns to light and white turns to black. They are taken all over the world, from botanical gardens, national parks, state parks, wildlife refuges, random hikes across Mexico and the US (especially Texas, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico. The southwest in general).

What interests me about these plants is capturing the unique spiral and radial geometry. And the way the thorns stick out in different directions. The dry environments these plants grow in create beautiful shapes and patterns. Beauty through struggle is a theme in my artwork.