A Bug’s Eye view

Begun as an exploratory series prior to the arrival of Hurricane Florence, the photographs depict small, often overlooked, flowering plants common to South Carolina yards. Tyson enlarges the view of these plants to new, nearly unrecognizable perspectives showcasing a fascinating, underappreciated plant life that the viewer may come to realize can be found in their own backyard. Though the plant subjects he chooses to highlight, such as dodder, chamberbitter, and wild garlic, are often considered weeds by gardeners, in these photographs they are elevated as desirable and beautiful plants in their own right.

The exhibit features macro photographs displayed alongside short essays written by the artist about the various plant species.