Molly Wood: Omnia Vanitas

Molly Wood is a Des Moines photographer who uses botanicals as metaphors for human experiences.

Molly is one of this year’s Iowa Arts Council Fellows.

Wood’s Omnia Vanitas series focuses on the fleeting passage of time, the transience of material things and the inevitability of change. Using natural window light and Dutch still life painting as inspiration, Wood’s photographs are intricate vignettes of botanicals and symbols of ephemerality. These quiet tableaus serve as meditations on impermanence and mortality.

Wood’s photographs are intricate vignettes of botanicals and symbols of ephemerality.

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