If you thought the farmer’s market frenzy around fresh fiddleheads was a little extra, you should have seen us when we first laid eyes on the ornate, fossil-like stems in this vintage still life from 1929. The fiddleheads pictured here actually belong to the American Maidenhair fern, not the species most commonly served as a hyper-seasonal spring delicacy. But what the Maidenhair lacks in culinary fame, it clearly compensates for in intricate, innate beauty—though it might not be obvious to the naked eye. Of course, that made it an excellent candidate for Karl Blossfeldt’s black and white close-up. And after some careful restoration by our retoucher, Adiantum pedatum is readied for your walls.
“Plants are a treasure trove of forms — one which is carelessly overlooked only because the scale of shapes fails to catch the eye and sometimes this makes the forms hard to identify,” Blossfeldt once said. “But that is precisely what these photographs are intended to do — to portray diminutive forms on a convenient scale and encourage students to pay them more attention” ... More on the blog!
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Hahnemuhle Fine Art Baryta
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14"x11" | edition of 150
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