National Geographic : 2012 May
VISIONS | PHOTO JOURNAL Klaus Enrique "Summer" painted 1563 The more I do, the freer I feel to deviate, as I've done here. Like a tree branch from the trunk, sometimes it goes a little to the left, other times it goes up. I've even started creating "Arcimbold- esques," including one of Princess Diana. "Winter" painted 1572 Finding the right piece of bark seemed futile; I searched many woods without results. In the end I gave in and ordered cork bark. The first piece out of the box looked just like what I had been searching for---for so many weeks. "Spring" painted 1573 Some people say, "This is really pretty; it's made with flowers." But the nature of these images is fractured. It's trickery. I recruited the help of a florist friend of mine, Julian Calderon, and it took us more than three days of nonstop work.