Friday, June 20, 2014


Summer is officially here! All this warmer weather (or downright searing if you live in SoCal) means I'll have a greater selection of flowers to choose from when it comes to my new series Efflorescence. As you can see below, I have completed my fourth flower collage thus far titled "Veil".

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16in. x 16in. photo collage
Series : Efflorescence

The delicate flower that I photographed in the piece above is called a Calla Lily, or Zantedeschia Aethiopica if you want to get all scientific. When I first photographed this stunning white flower, my first impression was that the structure of the lily reminded me of a dress or a cloak. Even the petal's texture reminded me of fabric. In contrast to the previous collage "Exodus", this piece was much simpler to assemble because it is only made up of five cut-outs. 

© Alexandra Bellissimo 2014