Artists tend to work with the tools they are familiar with. Just about every graphic designer I know has scanned a three dimensional object at one time or another, but in the fall of 2007 I began to do so in earnest. Each day I'd collect small bits of plants on my morning walk and spend hours enlarging them many times their original size with my flatbed scanner. The results were stunning and ultimately led to my Roadside Flowers series.

White Clover • © Margaret Helthaler

Forget Me Not • © Margaret Helthaler

Edge of a Daisy • © Margaret Helthaler

Yellow Weed (St. Johnswort) • © Margaret Helthaler