Magnolia Section, 1/3, 2012, Etching, archival ink jet print and embossing on BFK RivesPaper, 15"x11"
Magnolia Section shows a cross section of an unopened magnolia bud. The interior forms reveal only a few hints of what will develop, a showy, full blossom and bright seedpod. Instead, the forms evoked are more universal in their organic quality. The blue shades are derived from the concentrated colors that apear when a white blossom is suddenly cut open and exposed to air. The cell structures in the ground suggest what might be disclosed if the bud could be dissected further.