Photographs by Robert Cassanova
Horticulture by Alice Cassanova
Copyright Robert Cassanova 2015
Hosta with water droplets
"A successful garden is the highest form of art, requiring one to utilize all senses while orchestrating plants in various color combinations, shapes, heights, and textures to convey a mood or feeling. The plants are chosen to grow and bloom together harmoniously. The garden canvas is never static but constantly evolving. As seasons progress, the garden develops and reflects the garden artist's design."
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Gardening is a metaphor for life that binds our past, present and future. The patterns,shapes and colors in botanical specimens have evolved over millennia in response to nature's survival senses and inspire a deeper exploration of the underlying phenomena. Many of the botanical specimens shown in Robert's photographs are grown in the garden around Robert and Alice's home in Eastern North Carolina. Robert's high resolution photographs capture the patterns, shapes and colors in stunning detail with the use of a view camera and digital focusing stacking techniques. The photographs are either B&W silver gelatin prints or archival pigmented inkjet prints processed and mounted to preserve the archival nature of the prints. All photographs are available framed in metal frames or in Robert's hand-made, oak, walnut, heart pine or cypress frames.