The art of flower pressing probably dates back to early human civilization. Pressed garlands of flowers were found in the 3000 year old tomb of Tutenkhamun’s mother in Egypt. The Japanese call it Oshibana where it became an art form in the 16th century, reaching Europe in the 19th century to become a popular hobby for enthusiasts and a useful way for botanists to catalog plants and flowers.
The cosmos flower is made of 8 symmetrical magenta petals and is said to represent order and harmony in the universe. It is also said to symbolize tranquility, peace, innocence, and love.
Archival pigment print on smooth matt Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 gsm heavyweight art paper.