The book is the result of over two years of work I have spent interpreting the genre. The American Orchid Society is located in the city where I live, Delray Beach, Fl., and I have been fortunate to be able to use it as a resource for the art. Through photography, sketching, pen and ink, and painting, I have been able to create over 100 images and paintings that are my definition for the subject. The effects range from impressionism to abstract. The book's design displays the work in a forceful and cohesive presentation.