I use Adobe Creative Suite to show the contrast between the flowers - all photographed in natural settings - using a stark black background to emphasize the beauty of the flowers. The high contrast tricks the viewer into focusing on the stunning quality of the colors, shapes, petals, and power of the flowers against the jet-black background, until are shown the title of each piece, which are all suggestive of the crumbling façade and fleetingness of ultimately anything beautiful - or perhaps anything at all. What better representation than flowers – so beautiful yet fragile, alive yet easily dead, present yet fleeting - to portray the duality of life?