Robert Lawrence Designs presents Caroline Roberts: “Botanical Garden” closing reception
Robert Lawrence Designs will present the closing reception for "Botanical Garden,” featuring the botanical-themed contemporary artwork of Caroline Roberts. Roberts explores our relationship with the natural world and plants in particular with her unique approach to the lumen printing process. She places plants gathered in her surroundings on the light-sensitive paper as it exposes creating a photogram, a camera-less photograph. Exposure conditions such as light level and humidity affect the color change of the paper as much as the chemistry, making each print unique and unrepeatable.
These colorful and ethereal images transform nature into a ghostly recording of time and place that last long after the cutting of the plant withers. This series celebrates the forms of plants as well as the clear link between the object and the image, the visual mark of its presence and now absence. Chance and a spirit of inquiry continue to inform her work as she manipulates and disrupts photographic processes to record samples of the natural world.