Plant Curator is astonished by the work of Cecelia Webber who takes photographs of nude models in different poses and then edits them together digitally to form inordinately life-like images of flowers or other organisms. When viewed at a distance, you do not notice the reality of the subject – how can that be? They are naked bodies! Up close however, all becomes clear. These artworks do not provoke in an erotic way, instead offering up a fascinating study of form – both human and plant. With the seemingly dancing or rotating human body parts creating the intricate and diverse detail and patterning of plant parts. What is clear is that Webber has an amazing grasp of shape, 3D form and flower morphology. Once the conceptual and photographic work is done, she uses digital layering and colouring to achieve the desired affect. The final image is set against a black background to create a strikingly sonic art work. There is a lot of work in these compositions, employing a number of different creative techniques, Webber has clearly mastered them all.
See more of her work and latest exhibitions at ceceliawebber.com.