See nature up close in a new law school art exhibit

Spiral begonia photo

An exhibit of 28 surreal and abstract photographs by Pacific Northwest photographer Charles H. Jones is on view beginning Feb. 10 at the UO School of Law.

“Plant Abstractions” takes viewers on a vibrant journey through the looking glass. Jones’ photography of nature is done under intensive magnifications where he finds the color, shape and texture of each flower and plant. Influenced by Georgia O’Keeffe and Dr. Seuss, viewers are sure to have a sensory experience.

A retired mathematician with a career in the aerospace industry, Jones has always been a plant enthusiast.

“My sense of awe is always enhanced when I understand the science involved behind an experience,” Jones said. “I hope my photos provide this same sense of awe in others.”

The images are on display at the Oregon Law Gallery on the second floor of the Knight Law Center from through May 20 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

A reception with the photographer is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.