“My contemporary work is meant to be a conversation between subject and viewer. I aim for the environment to vibrate through the flowers.”
Photographer and artist Barbara Lynn Adams uses hyper-collage photography techniques, layering together photographs of flowers with layers and fragments of photographs of her original paintings to create expressive, colorful, meta universes of flowers. Her work has been called, “a genre of its own.”
This is a limited edition series of 100 prints. The image is meant to explore the vulnerabilities of the underworld, the underneath of flowers. It is a metaphor of showing the beauty of the underneath, revealing the underbelly. Vulnerability allows for love, beauty and healing.
The translucent nature of her images asks the viewer to see underworlds of vulnerability and beauty in ourselves and the flowers. Her work is informed by working as a pediatric oncology nurse for over a decade, witnessing the worlds within worlds of fragility, love, beauty and tragedy that illness and mortality can bring.
With you, the edges soften
This is a limited edition series of 100 prints. The image explores love and childhood joy and innocence. Together with a loving, supportive friend, spouse, partner, parent, child, the harshness (the sharp edges) of life can soften.
For Adam’s it’s important to show the influences of the flower, the endless colors of light, the shapes of walls, water, abstractions of people, places, things that have influenced the life of the flower as the life of a flower is not an isolated event. It’s also central to Adams that the flower be presented at an angle from below (a low angle) or straight on.
“Reverence for a flower, reverence for a human life is a central theme for Adams.”
Sometimes the photography/art world has focused on a pattern or a color, type for flower, leaving out the dimensional world. Adams’s wants us to see "the dimensional brilliance of the flower.” At a low angle, from below, the flower is revered - it is a metaphor for all human life needing to be revered.
“Texture and color are of central importance in my floral worlds.”