This Botanical Optical image is created from a single photograph selected from hundreds of time-lapse photographs of an Amaryllis made over a period of 227 hours as it flowered.
According to Greek mythology, Amaryllis was a love-struck maiden who longed for the handsome but cold-hearted Alteo. Desperate to win his love, she pierced her heart with a golden arrow and then visited his shepherd’s hut every day for 30 days. When at last Alteo opened his door, there before him was a striking crimson flower, sprung from the blood of Amaryllis's heart. Alteo was won over, her heart was healed, and today the Amaryllis has come to represent pride, determination, and radiant beauty.
Archival pigment print on smooth light gloss Canson Baryta 310gsm art paper.