Photographs of Artfully Reconstructed Plants by Paul Bownik
Driven by curiosity, Warsaw-based artist Paul Bownik carefully picks apart plants and flowers and then reassembles them piece-by-piece using bits of string, tape, and pins to hold all the parts together. The process which he calls "dismantling" is a bit like reverse engineering, where an object is taken apart to see how it works in order to duplicate it or enhance it. The resulting images resemble beautiful still-life shots of botanicals. However a closer look reveals objects that are strangely foreign and manmade.