#11 Mash-UpPortfolio

01 Victoria Roberts

 Natural
Chemistry

The organism of flowers

The aesthetic blurred images of the talented Victoria Roberts catch the eye and make you want to look closer. Flowers like you haven’t seen them before, touching something deep inside while caressing your aesthetic soul_______.

02 Victoria Roberts

Victoria Roberts

Victoria Roberts (23) from Wales, based in Cheltenham, is a very talented Fine Art photographer who loves to play with flowers, light and lumen. She has a huge love for natural organisms and its environment, and her catchy blurred lumen prints are bound to touch aesthetic souls all over the world.
Instagram: @vicxkyz

Like a rose in a beautiful dream, fading away when daylight rises

03 Victoria Roberts

Blurred and burned, but still an amazingly beautiful flower

04 Victoria Roberts

Floral art is stretching its limits…

“A GARDEN TO WALK IN AND IMMENSITY TO DREAM IN — WHAT MORE COULD HE ASK? A FEW FLOWERS AT HIS FEET AND ABOVE HIM THE STARS_______.”
— VICTOR HUGO
05 Victoria Roberts

Is it a summerflower or is it the sun in the sky?

“A GARDEN TO WALK IN AND IMMENSITY TO DREAM IN — WHAT MORE COULD HE ASK? A FEW FLOWERS AT HIS FEET AND ABOVE HIM THE STARS_______.”
— VICTOR HUGO
06 Victoria Roberts

Seems to be a floral X-ray, letting the light in where it normally doesn’t

“JUST IMAGINE BECOMING THE WAY YOU USED TO BE AS A VERY YOUNG CHILD. THE REAL YOU IS LOVING, JOYFUL, AND FREE. THE REAL YOU IS JUST LIKE A FLOWER, JUST LIKE THE WIND, JUST LIKE THE OCEAN, JUST LIKE THE SUN_______.”
— DON MIGUEL RUIZ
07 Victoria Roberts

A caleidoscope of floral colours

“JUST IMAGINE BECOMING THE WAY YOU USED TO BE AS A VERY YOUNG CHILD. THE REAL YOU IS LOVING, JOYFUL, AND FREE. THE REAL YOU IS JUST LIKE A FLOWER, JUST LIKE THE WIND, JUST LIKE THE OCEAN, JUST LIKE THE SUN_______.”
— DON MIGUEL RUIZ
15 Victoria Roberts

Flowercast

Hydrangeas, rhododendrons, forget-me-not, tulips, daffodils, roses, lily’s, carnation, gypsophila

“From studying the human body as a subject, this project has led me to explore the relationship of the body with place and space. This has provoked an investigation into the surface of my body with relation to the environment through studying flowers. The process has been an integral part of the journey, from the way I view myself to the way the works projected the connection of the self and its own environment.”

An array of blues, purples and pinks

“Being brought up with my garden as a woodland and a beach down the road, I have been surrounded by nature, plants, flowers and the sea. I have always remembered that within my garden in my parents’ house the Hydrangea and Rhododendron flowers always bloomed in time for my birthday in June, covering the whole garden in an array of blues, purples and pinks, I was convinced that this magical colour display of nature was just for me.”

Natural chemistry

“I came across the lumen print proces through experimentation during university. Initially I was working with photograms but wanted colour, nevertheless had no access to colour chemistry at the time. Thereby I spoke to one of the technician that specialized in alternative processes, they suggested I try lumen prints. Primarily I stuck to the tradition way of printing them but wanted something more different so I started experimenting with papers, plants and chemistry, which I am continuing to do so today.”

“WE ARE ALL DREAMING OF SOME MAGICAL ROSE GARDEN OVER THE HORIZON INSTEAD OF ENJOYING THE ROSES THAT ARE BLOOMING OUTSIDE OUR WINDOWS TODAY_______.”

Connecting with nature

“Walking and colourfulness inspires most of my work, through interacting with nature, I find there is nothing more peaceful and colourful then the flowers in the woodlands in spring and summer. Therefore I truly like the idea of this inspiring quote from Bill Viola (Blurring the Boundaries, 1997): “Landscape is the link between our outer and inner selves. Its substance is as much of mind as it is of body, and we cannot be considered distinct and apart from it any more than a living cell can be considered autonomous within the body of its host_______.”

Text
Rosanne Loffeld

Photographs
Victoria Roberts

Text
Rosanne Loffeld

Photographs
Victoria Roberts