This collection takes its name from the 19th century process of creating perfume by pressing flower petals in between two glass plates coated with odorless oil to create an exquisite fragrance. I like the idea that this process can act as a metaphor for my own process of layering many separate images to form a new visual experience.
I start with one of my existing images of the female form, then layer it with another image, often of a landscape with some element of stone to provide a contrast with the softness of the female form. The second image might be of a wall from a small church I came across in the south of France, or rocky elements from the waters of a pool on the coast of Maine. Melding them enhances both images, and reveals an unseen world.