First launched and exhibited in Japan in late 2013, Overgrowth is the first of Ransom Limited’s sponsored Editions series. Overgrowth the first joint project between photographer Parker Fitzgerald of Ransom Limited and floral designer Riley Messina of Erba Studio.
Inspired by a pursuit of beauty, Riley combines classically thoughtful botanical designs with Parker's carefully considered film images in an expression of the multifaceted relationship between humankind and nature. The two artists contrast anonymous portraiture with sweeping landscapes in an attempt to capture both the malleable and untamed aspects of the natural world.
From the artists: "We do not want merely to see beauty, we want something else which can hardly be put into words — to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to become part of it."