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Alicja
Lambda print
22x30"
2005
Kristina
Lambda print
22x30"
2005
Philip #2
Lambda print
22x30"
2005
Dave
Lambda print
22x30"
2011
Laurie
Lambda print
22x30"
2005
Tim
Lambda print
22x30"
2005
Michelle
Lambda print
22x30"
2005
Laurie #2
Lambda print
22x30"
2005
Philip
Lambda print
30x22"
2005
Kristina #2
Lambda print
22x30"
2005

These images pose several questions towards the societal view of gender as related to the biological roles that exist. By using the flower as the reference point, we see the inequality and the taint that is applied to a supposedly natural and beautiful inevitability. These human plant-life carry their own baggage that spews out of every orifice and drips moistly from their painted skin. Their reproduction is marred by the inner psychological turmoil as related to the divisions between sexual identity and biological reality, quite unlike their floral counterparts.

By combining a seemingly natural and innocent vision of a flower and juxtaposing it with provocative cues, we explore the seemingly inevitable chain to biology that humans fight consistently. The fight to be more than just a sexual being content with reproducing itself and the psychological frustration that ensues. Each subject has his or her own issues with their design. These hopes and fears are explored by facing the possible truth that we may be nothing more than pretty flowers, waving their prospective parts in the open for all to see.