Robert Lawrence Designs presents Caroline Roberts: “Botanical Garden” Artist Talk and Reception
Robert Lawrence Designs will welcome Houston-based artist Caroline Roberts and her new body of work “Botanical Garden.”
As a silk floral design studio, their showroom is filled with high end artificial flora creating a nature-inspired interior. For their first set of programming, they'll extend this lush expanse of everlasting flora to the walls, by offering the botanical themed contemporary artwork of Roberts.
Roberts explores their 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.