Ginter Botanical Garden Synthesis

Ginter Botanical Garden Synthesis is a portfolio which focuses on the ever changing vistas of this extraordinary Richmond, Virginia garden. It is a continuation of Rosenstein’s Natural Kaleidoscope Portfolio explorations.

The fleeting, breath taking beauty often seen in natural landscapes, defies improvement. Therefore, it has been Rosenstein’s goal in her Natural Kaleidoscope Portfolio to redefine such scenes in a way that pulls the viewer into an even more new, puzzling, kaleidoscopic, imaginary universe. Employing digital manipulation, the existing rhythms of natural color, light, and reflections from her photographs have been transformed. The resulting colorful mosaics produce visually contradictory, mysterious spaces.

Early photographs in this series were synthesized from selected images in her landscape portfolios of the Oregon & California Pacific coast; the cherry blossoms at Kenwood in Bethesda, Maryland; the Rain Forest in Washington’s Olympic Peninsula; Great Falls National Park in Maryland & Virginia; and waterfalls in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio & Ithaca, New York.

Her most recent abstract color photographs, taken at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia continues this exploration. By synthesizing these photographs of nature, her objective is to encourage the viewer to enter a new kaleidoscopic universe emphasizing the vital rhythms, patterns, colors, and forms of the garden.

Rosenstein produces these abstract interpretations of nature’s wonders using an Epson® Stylus® Pro 4900 printer in her digital darkroom in Bethesda, Maryland. The photographs are printed with ten K3 Epson UltraChrome pigment inks on Epson® UltraSmooth Fine Art paper. When the photographs are archivally matted & framed with TruVue ® UV filter glass, they have a 175 year permanence rating. There are thirty 16"x20" photographs in this limited edition portfolio.