Entry Title: "Floriculture 1"
Name: Lisa Creagh , United Kingdom
Category and Expertise: Still Life|Flowers, Non-Professional
Entry Description: In Persia, carpets were thrown down in the desert to create an ‘instant garden’ in the sand. This image is the first in an ongoing series called ‘The Instant Garden’ inspired by the ‘hand-made’ techniques and geometry of traditional crafts. These traditions are illusionistic and decorative, with an obsessive attention to detail that can be described as an ‘über-craft’: slow, ponderous, painstaking, illusion-making. This image is similarly constructed using repetition and piecework but instead of thread, the techniques of digital manipulation and construction that have emerged with new twenty-first century photographic software are used to make an image that bridges two traditions.