diana scherer reveals soil, seeds and roots for nurture studies
 
diana scherer reveals soil, seeds and roots for nurture studies
jul 10, 2014

diana scherer reveals soil, seeds and roots for nurture studies

diana scherer reveals soil, seeds and roots for nurture studies
all images courtesy of diana scherer

 

 

 

revealing a part of nature otherwise concealed, german photographer diana scherer has photographed ‘nurture studies’ to expose the internal root systems of plant and botanical life. flowers of various color and type have been allowed to mature within diversely shaped pots and containers, some stout and spherical in composition, others long and narrow. as part of the process in achieving the end result of the series, scherer shattered the vessels which encased each sprouting species, the soil hardened beneath the protective shell. in their finality, the intertwined network of roots is exposed, preserved in the geometries in which they were initially restricted. ‘these photographs of flowers against a simply, monochromatic background‘ describes writer joerg m. colberg ‘are beautiful.’

diana scherer reveals soil, seeds and roots for nurture studies
scherer shattered the vessels which encased each sprouting species

diana scherer reveals soil, seeds and roots for nurture studies
hardened soil is visible even after the vessels are broken

diana scherer reveals soil, seeds and roots for nurture studies
rounded pots leave their mark on the roots and dirt

diana scherer reveals soil, seeds and roots for nurture studies
flowers of various color and type have been allowed to mature within diversely shaped pots and containers

diana scherer reveals soil, seeds and roots for nurture studiesdiana scherer reveals soil, seeds and roots for nurture studies
the series reveals a part of nature otherwise concealed

diana scherer reveals soil, seeds and roots for nurture studies
the images expose the internal root systems of plant and botanical life

diana scherer reveals soil, seeds and roots for nurture studies
a long and narrow shape defines the state of the roots

diana scherer reveals soil, seeds and roots for nurture studies
colorful flowers are set on a grey background

diana scherer reveals soil, seeds and roots for nurture studies
the shape a teardrop-like vase once contained the botanical species 

diana scherer reveals soil, seeds and roots for nurture studies
the plant is preserved in the geometry in which it was initially restricted within

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