Ron van Dongen - Effusus
color botanical photography
April 3 - April 26, 2006

Ron van Dongen was born in Judibana, Venezuela in 1961, and raised in Warmond, The Netherlands. He studied photography at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco and currently resides in Portland Oregon. Ron van Dongen's seductive black and white florals unearth floral secrets and symbols of our alternately nurturing and perilous relationship with nature. In simple arrangements and with masterful printing techniques, van Dongen conjures visual sensations that can reflect the struggles and confusions of everyday life in memorializing the beautiful, the simple, the flower.