to beautify the already beautiful

These are uncut roses, still on the plant, and photographed at mid-day, despite the deceptive lacquerwork effect that suspends them against the dead of night. Roses naturally group themselves in these charmed bundles, calling into question our lingering obsession with a type of naturalism that is actually severed from nature, evidenced by the abundance of cut-flower still life's stretching back to 17th-century Dutch painting. The pressing desire to domesticate, to beautify the already beautiful.