Art will imitate life as “Flora Imaginaria: The Flower in Contemporary Photography” takes over the Philip Hulitar Sculpture Garden at The Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach December 2 through April 28. Since the inception of the medium itself, flowers have served as natural muses for photographers, from rookie point-and-shooters to visionary artists.
“Flora Imaginaria” celebrates flowers’ transformational beauty and stunning biodiversity across 71 images by 49 acclaimed and emerging contemporary photogs. Context and individual perspective illuminate flowers’ historical importance, aesthetic qualities, and cultural significance across the globe through still lifes, portraiture, street photography, surrealist collages, and more. In front of these masterful photographers’ lenses, and set among the splendor of the garden, the full beauty of our world’s flora blooms.