Exploded Flowers: Deconstructing Nature With Symmetry

Exploded Flowers: Deconstructing Nature With Symmetry

Photographer, Qi Wei disassembled real flowers to create images where each blooming flower is deconstructed into individual bits and pieces.

Kyana Gordon
  • 31 august 2011

Photographer, Qi Wei found himself wondering what flowers would look like if disassembled, and the end product is this wonderfully striking collection of images called ‘Exploded Flowers.’ Each photo reveals how nature can easily be deconstructed into individual components and radial symmetry. Taking inspiration from Todd McLellan’s Disassembly series, Qi Wei plays with each chrysanthemum, sunflower, red rose, lily, and orchid petal to show a different perspective of a blooming flower, as each colorful part makes up the whole.

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