Flora Insectora series by Retha Buitendach

posted in: Artwork feature, Conceptual | 0

Retha’s digital photographic artworks interweaves landscapes, plants and insects, stressing the importance of the smallest life forms in maintaining the bigger web of life.

The Flora Insectora series recombines bits of insects to form bizarre new flowers. Bug nymphs become petals; spider legs become stamens; locusts become leaves. Leave insects become insect leaves in the ultimate inverse camouflage. These flowers are entirely constructed from photographs of insects.

These digital artworks are printed on Archival paper and are available in different print sizes.

LEFT: Flora insectoraEdition of 15 signed Digital prints, 52 x 40 cm.
RIGHT: Flora insectora-mantodeaEdition of 15 signed Digital prints, 52 x 40 cm

LEFT: Flora insectora-hopperiana, Edition of 15 signed Digital prints, 52 x 40 cm
RIGHT: Flora insectora-stapeliodes, Edition of 15 signed Digital prints, 52 x 40 cm. These flowers are constructed entirely out of flies, as the real Stapelia plant it mimics, is pollinated by flies.

LEFT: Flora insectora-centipediana, Edition of 15 signed Digital prints, 52 x 40 cm
RIGHT: Flora insectora-wormifera, Edition of 15 signed Digital prints, 52 x 40 cm


Leave a Reply