Exploded Flowers: Disassembling the Natural

Exploded Flowers: Disassembling the Natural

Exploded Flowers: Disassembling the Natural by jeannie on Aug 30, 2011 • 10:30 am 6 Comments

Artist and photographer Qi Wei took apart real flowers to create this stunning photo series titled “Exploded Flowers”: each bloom is deconstructed into its individual bits and pieces, from the stamens to the pistils to each and every petal, and then laid out for the camera.

The simplicity of the photos is the first thing you see– every flower is instantly recognizable, even when pulled apart, and each part rests on nothing but a white background. Inspired by Todd McClellan’s Disassembly series (remember the machines exploding into pieces?), there is something so compelling to the eye about the carefully placed flower pieces. How lovely.

From Qi Wei’s website:

This is a new series I have embarked on – exploded flowers which are images that show the radial symmetry of flowers, and also individual floral components. The act of disassembly (I...
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