Pigment-Print on Hahnemühle Rice Paper
110 x 85 cm (unframed)
115,5 x 90,3 x 3,5 cm (framed)
The work shows a dried stalk with three small leaves to the left and desiccated blossoms higher up on the left. The organic material has partially fused with an underlying sheet of thin rice paper that it has discolored. Around the small buds of the blossoms and the leaves traces of mold and spider webs can be seen; in addition the paper is broken at several places showing a white background below. Although the surfaces of the leaf and of the rice paper at first appear raised and three dimensional, the image has been produced using a very high definition scan and is scaled to be larger. Because of this increase in size and the extremely high resolution, it becomes possible to see details beyond what the human eye can normally perceive.