The Universe in a Flower

Sara Parmigiani, a curator at the Fleetwood Camera Museum, will be displaying her photographs of flowers at the Highland Park Public Library from August 2 to August 31, 2018.

One of her favorite artists is landscape artist Martin Johnson Head (1819-1904) who made stunning still life images of tropical flowers. Active in the 1840’s, Head would often isolate flowers such as orchids and magnolias and paint them against a dark background. The dark background enhances the wonderful colors of the flowers. “I love his paintings and find great inspiration for photographing flowers,” Parmigiani said.

Parmigiani has a BA in Fine Arts from Fairleigh Dickenson University and a MA in Museum Studies from Seton Hall University.

Sara Parmiagiani - pink orchid photo