Keeping plants in alcohol was a common way for researchers in the preservation of herbarium species for scientific research. Colours fade quickly in alcohol, revealing the plant’s translucent, ghostlike texture, thus creating unexpected innate beauty. At the same time, questions arise about how fragile our environment is. Can nature only be preserved when it’s sealed away? How is beauty affected, when kept in an artificial environment?
Viewed without 3D glasses, the visual impression is flat and graphical. Vivid red & cyan lines carry a secret which is only to be revealed when 3D glasses come into play. The images morph into a photographic sculpture, boosting the ethereal beauty of the plants and blossoms. Adding depth turns a flat glass frame into a crystal box, enhancing the feeling of plants being trapped and buried in their crystal blocks.