much like a cat gets excited by a flutter of wings, i am thrilled by an intrinsic primal hunter-gatherer desire to visually immerse myself in plant forms. the lines and shapes of plants are both exciting and captivating and i can only think that, like the smell of soil, this visual engagement produces endorphins that make us happy. this particular body of work has an element of romanticism - a sense of the exalted grandeur of nature. living in rural kwazula-natal south africa, i am surrounded by an abundance of forests, grasslands and plants. i am also an avid collector of succulents. this series is a result of being inspired to document daily what i encounter, merging my collection of images into something more from having been combined.