Initially, I selected the specimens from Jennifer Johnson’s Hobe Sound gardens when I was invited to use the Polaroid 20x24 camera for the first time there. After photographing them, I transferred the images to watercolor sheets in her studio. In successive years, specimens came from orchid and camellia growers throughout Florida, and from my personal garden. I carried them to New York to photograph at the Polaroid 20x24 Studio. I loved this meticulous process, with its texture of painting, fine detail of etching, and subtle coloration of antique botanical prints, which perfectly conveyed the wonder of the myriad forms of Florida flora.
Original 20 x 24" Polaroid Transfers on 30 x 22" Fabriano Sheets