Natural Kaleidoscope

NATURAL KALEIDOSCOPE is a portfolio based on photographs taken of the natural wonders of the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia; 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 Ithaca, New York. The resulting series of abstract color photographs investigates interactions of natural elements which Joan Rosenstein has manipulated in space in the computer. Synthesizing her photographs of nature, she creates complex images revealing a colorful mosaic of visually contradicting, enigmatic spaces. Her goal is to encourage the viewer to enter the new multi-layered, kaleidoscopic, magical, mystical, imaginary universe she has created using the vital rhythms, patterns, colors, and forms of the natural world.

Rosenstein uses an Epson® Stylus® Pro 4900 printer, to produce these abstract interpretations of nature in her digital darkroom in Bethesda, Maryland. The photographs are printed with 10 color pigment Epson UltraChrome® HDR 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 seventy 16" x 20" Epson UltraChrome™ inkjet prints in the complete limited edition portfolio.