orchidia lust lush, 2017

 

Following on from the Beige Dreams series, these are portraits of the ubiquitous decorative houseplants - white phalaenopsis orchids. Touches of concealer and foundation applied to the petals play with the idea of the floral flesh and are the beginning of my foray into looking at orchids, their history as an export from tropical climes and their proliferation as an aesthetic symbol of ultimate decoration.