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.