Sublime Symmetry




I travelled by helicopter and then boat to a remote part of Fiordland in the South Island of New Zealand where plant life remains untouched since the Jurassic Period. What I found was a series of botanical specimens reflecting a universal symmetry. They bring to mind images that the Hubble telescope captures from deep space. Quantum physics tells us that at the level of energy everything is connected and here I see the universe repeating itself in these plants.

A short video of the trip can be seen here





Mata / Water Fern - Histiopteris incisa







Lace Fern - Paesia scaberula






Mata - Prumnopitys ferruginea






Kiokio Crown Fern - Blechnum discolour






Lancewood - Pseudopanax crassifolius leaf






Blue Sun Orchid - Blue Sun Orchid, Thelymitra pulchella






Smooth Shield Fern - Lastreopsis glabella






Kidney Fern - Cardiomanes reniforme






Koru - Dicksonia squarrosa






Kiokio - Blechnum montanum frond






Rimu - Dacrydium cupressinum






Bats Wing Fern - Histiopteris incisa






Mountain Kioko






Pseudocyphellaria sp.






Nini - Blechnum chambersii






Bats Wing Fern - Histiopteris incisa






Unidentified Moss (forest floor)






Unidentified Moss (forest floor)




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