The Secret Life of Flowers. An Exploration on Petal Mutations Generating Organic Mandalas and other Symbolic Patterns which stimulate the viewer into their own sensual interpretations of the worlds within. It is more of a reflection of the inner self than of the outside world. This project started during an Art and Meditation Retreat in a Buddhist Monastery in the northern mountains of Thailand. Following a 2-week long intensive and highly disciplined meditation work, and the new visual perspectives acquired during deep meditation, led to this ongoing experiment, which is still quite related to my internal process of transmutation, which I have been inquiring about since my days as a student and graduate in Chemistry. Somehow, my own “transmutation” from being a chemist and becoming a photographer, the equivalent of having lived two totally different lives in the same lifetime, is what keeps me exploring the subject in all of my personal work.