Deb Stoner (American, b. 1957)
Siri’s Lilac, 2015
Deb Stoner creates intricate still lifes using a flatbed scanner as her camera, capturing even the smallest details in the plants and bugs she collects. Though her artwork often begins by growing the greenery she features, Siri’s Lilac takes its subjects and name from the garden of friend and fellow artist, Siri Schillios. The elaborate photograph shows off Stoner’s skill at blending the natural and digital and serves to create an absorbing 1,000-piece puzzle.