14 March 2013

Life itself

Alocasia macrorrhiza

Born in Judibana, Venezuela in 1961, Ron van Dongen was raised in Warmond, Netherlands.

He studied photography at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco and currently resides in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Ron van Dongen's seductive black and white florals unearth floral secrets and symbols of our alternately nurturing and perilous relationship with nature. In simple arrangements and with masterful printing techniques, van Dongen conjures visual sensations that can reflect the struggles and confusions of everyday life in memorializing the beautiful, the simple, the flower.

Until we can comprehend the beguiling beauty of a single flower, we are woefully unable to grasp the meaning and potential of life itself.
–Virginia Woolf

Ron van Dongen's bio

 Arisaema sikokianum

 Anemone japonica

 Arisaema sikokianum

 Brugmansia x candida

 Fritillaria meleagris

 Hippeastrum 'Jewel'

 Kalanchoe thrysiflora

 Sprekelia formosissima

 Thunbergia grandiflora

 Tulipa 'Blushing Beauty'

Zantedeschia variegata

Ron van Dongen's beautiful work here