Denise Cummings is an abstract collage artist currently working out of New York City. Her work comes from a passion for botanicals and organic forms. After obtaining professional horticultural certification in Florida, Cummings used her acquired knowledge to inspire her series, Designing Flowers. This series of abstract flowers explores how remarkably similar humans are to flowers. Flowers are naturally designed by nature with specific colors, textures, shapes and scents for particular pollinators. Humans incorporate dress, home decor, makeup, hairstyles, and social behaviors to specifically attract attention and ultimately find a partner; a pollinator. Cummings’ flowers are deconstructed by sculpting out shapes from magazines to then be reconstructed into abstract flowers. Cummings continues to draw comparisons and abstractions between humans and flora.