Intentionally creating a topsy-turvy journey through the rifts, valleys and mountains covering the petals of the calendula, poppy and rose, so unbelievably small, I painstakingly inserted Alessandro’s images of epidermal cells, each measuring approximately 20 μm, in to the flowers I photographed with a macro lens.
Imagine a landscape of one million mountains covering a single rose petal of 2x2cm2 — furthermore where an atom to a rose cell is the equivalent to a hedgehog to Mont Blanc!
The composition is a reproduction, where possible, of “Still Life with Flowers on a Marble Tabletop”, an oil painting by the Dutch artist, Rachel Ruysch, 1716, (collection of the Rijks Museum, Amsterdam).
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Still Life with Flowers on a Marble Tabletop
Rachel Ruysch 1716
48.5 cm × 39.5 cm