Art & Botany: Broken Flowers

October 14, 2012
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A flower's demise is a slow process—unless you're photographer Jon Shireman, in which case it happens with a quick pivot and a smash. He immerses his flowers to stiffen them, then flings them against a hard surface. The shattered remains are beautiful. 'Broken Flowers' is a striking series of contrasting pairs.

Photo by: Dana Gallagher

See also the Gilding Lilies Photo Gallery for more photographs of the lilies.

This article was first published in Garden Design July/August 2011