Artist Kari Herer creates weird and beautiful prints that mix both materials and species in a minimalist mash-up that I adore. Flora and fauna come together in her photography. Using live blossoms and her static sketches, Herer makes bugs out of magnolia petals, foxes out of lush, overripe roses. Some of her pieces look like a Flemish still life—vivid and colorful, bursting with excess. However, others are almost self-consciously O’Keeffe-ian, like the antlered bouquet below.
And though I’m not a “Mainer” quite yet (or will never be, according to the diehard reps of this odd state) I was more than a little excited to learn that Herer lives and works in Maine.
To purchase prints, go here. And if you want to see more of her stuff, click here.