Uprooted : the book
Uprooted is a book of design and floral artistry by Mike Hines of EPOCH FLORAL CHICAGO. This project was a series of images illustrating a palette of dark desaturated images full of grit and beautiful decay. A review of floral organics, details, and a unique display of complex simplicity. Partnering with Hines was a collaboration of authors producing an essence void of color, bringing a certain urban influence from two different creative disciplines. From concrete and dirt backgrounds to shou sugi ban, a Japanese treated wood, the images came to life. Uprooted had little restriction of possibility and exploration. Crunching backgrounds, burning surfaces and smashing glass, this untethered book was a creative outlet of pure joy.