An unflattering union of Dr. Mengele and Georgia O’Keeffe, photographer Robert Buelteman subjects his floral subjects to torture.
He slices his flowers very thinly, till they’ve lost all color; are translucent.
Next, he prepares them for a ghastly electrocution by laying them on a metal sheet, sandwiched between Plexiglas. His final act of cruelty is to flip on a switch, upon which, 80,000 volts of electricity course through their soft carcasses, sizzling them in an electron beam.
Their destruction couldn’t be more complete. But, that is how Buelteman creates. 

An unflattering union of Dr. Mengele and Georgia O’Keeffe, photographer Robert Buelteman subjects his floral subjects to torture.

He slices his flowers very thinly, till they’ve lost all color; are translucent.

Next, he prepares them for a ghastly electrocution by laying them on a metal sheet, sandwiched between Plexiglas. His final act of cruelty is to flip on a switch, upon which, 80,000 volts of electricity course through their soft carcasses, sizzling them in an electron beam.

Their destruction couldn’t be more complete. But, that is how Buelteman creates.