Soy-based Ink on paper
12 by 16 inches
Carnation: Specifically green carnations were turned into a gay symbol by Oscar Wilde, who popularized wearing one on your lapel to indicate your attraction to men.
Illustrated flowers with hand-drawn typography. Each flower is printed using 3-colour risograph with overlapping colours to create shading and detail. Due to the risograph printing process, large fields of colour may appear slightly uneven. With enough effort, the ink may smudge or come off on your fingers.
A slang term for gay men used to be "Evening Botanists" because of their penchant for hanging out in parks at night... Based on that moniker, I've illustrated 4 queer-coded flowers in a series called: Evening Botany.