Singaporean photographer Fong Qi Wei has embarked on a fantastic new series, Exploded Flowers, which is inspired by Todd McLellan's Disassembly series. The artist lays bare the various shapes and textures of the flowers to show the radial symmetry of flowers, and also individual floral components.
What is interesting to me is how much more expanded some flowers can get when they are disassembled – the relative surface area to size of a rose is so much greater compared to a larger flower like the sunflower. Also, as a medium that captures a moment in time – which was made clear when I noticed dried gerbera petals after only a single night – the use of photography captures the beauty and intricacies of nature’s flowers in the moment of full bloom, and at the same time let you have a different appreciation of their beauty. ~ Fong Qi Wei
via Fong Qi Wei