Roots represent where we come from, what tethers us to the earth, and what nourishes us. These images are portraits of fresh, vibrant plants with their roots — what enables them to live — left intact and exposed. They are metaphors for life, reflecting the cycle all living things experience. Printing them larger than life reinforces the complexity and importance of these appendages, and this size lends a striking presence. Whether they are stiff and bound or strewn and scattered, each plant is composed in a way that allows it to take on a new persona.Each part of the plant, each protrusion and divot, carries its weight. The roots and tendrils stand out against the sheet metal background, which has rusted over time into a deeply textured patina. This is further accentuated by how the plants are lit to render them three dimensional on the page.