Ginseng Root Studies, 2005 (series)
This series features individual studies of 36 different ginseng roots, an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine and by other cultures. These captures are inspired by the botanical specimen photographs of Karl Blossfeldt. It is said that Ginseng Roots resemble the human form, especially in their dried, withered form. Through the scanning process, they come alive, suggesting people, animals and other creatures.
This project has been adapted for a permanent public artwork at River Park Place, Richmond, BC in 2016.