Cactus Orchid, 14th August, 2017
Inkjet pigment print
44-1/4 x 54-1/2 inches
Under the sway of Darwin's thought, photographer Tom Bamberger has lately given himself over to a fascination with plants. After decades of photographing faces and places, it's only right that he should photograph the cactus orchid, which boasts a bloom that is the envy of the kingdom Plantae and lasts one brief night. Bamberger's lush print immortalizes the ephemeral blossom with a black background that directs all focus to the symmetries and spectral white of the flower.
Donated By Tom Bamberger