Almost a year ago I published a project by Todd McLellan, the ‘Disassembly Series‘. Inspired by that projectmade a series of exploding flowers. Flowers are indeed one of the most beautiful and complex structures found in nature, specifically designed to achieve the purpose of reproduction. These exploded flowers are images that show the radial symmetry of flowers, and also individual floral components. The act of disassembly lays bare the various shapes and textures of the flowers, and what was interesting to Qi Wei is how much more expanded some flowers can get when they are disassembled – the relative surface area to size of a rose is so much greater compared to a larger flower like the sunflower.