These wildflowers and farm flowers were picked in the foothills of California and Tricia’s family’s and neighbor’s gardens during the pandemic of 2020, in the height of spring. Once picked and pressed, a process that ensues over the course of a few months, artist Tricia Paoluccio composes this botanical collage, by first placing each specimen, one by one, on watercolor paper - in this case a handmade piece of paper by Keturah Stoltzfus shaped in a 2 foot in diameter circle, then glues carefully to secure her design.
From there, her art is captured by a Hasselblad H6D 400 camera, the highest resolution camera available through ArtSpring. After an exact capture is secured, a Master File is created with color and tonality adjustments to match the original art. Test strips are used to refine the look and to ensure the reproduction is truly faithful to the actual colors of the flowers. The approved artwork is then printed on acid free, cotton base rag papers, as well as archival pigments. Only 7 prints of each size exist, and each piece is signed and numbered.