Here at The Sill we often admire our plants as works of living art and we're inspired by artists who turn to plants as their muse. We're currently enthralled by these works of Diana Scherer.
Diana Scherer's Nurture Studies present an archive of flowers the photographer grew from seed over six months within the confines of a vase. After the six-month period, Scherer removes the vase, exposing roots that retain their shape, evoking a 'natural' vase effect. Within her work is an inherent contradiction - although Diana checks the roots to make sure they develop as desired (which she does so almost obsessively), her ability to manipulate them is limited.
(photography via http://dianascherer.nl/photography/nurture-studies/)