I found and photographed the specimens throughout Florida using a Wista 4x5 view camera and transferred on location. Many Palm specimens came from the grounds of Fairchild Tropical Gardens, Coral Gables, Florida, where the scientists and curators kindly helped with access to palms and assisted with identifying species. As a native Floridian, the omnipresent palm has been, to me, a symbol of strength and solidarity, and was the seminal natural form I photographed.
Original 4 x 5" Polaroid Transfers
10 x 8" Archival Pigment Prints
22 x 17" Archival Pigment Prints