Flower Fragrance Print

Regular price $30.00

Designed by Allan Lasser, Massive's co-founder and CTO! This illustration was originally made for an article on Massive Science.

Available as just a print, or with a matte black frame that's made from wood from renewable forests.

Print details:

  • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
  • Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²)
  • Giclée printing quality

Frame details:

  • Alder, semi-hardwood frame
  • Black .75” thick frame
  • Acrylite front protector
  • Lightweight
  • Hanging hardware included

Plants famously keep our air clean using that bit of alchemy known as photosynthesis, harnessing the energy from the sun to convert carbon dioxide and water into oxygen and sugar. But did you know that 10 percent of the carbon dioxide that plants capture is actually used to make a flower’s fragrance?

Scientifically speaking, fragrance is caused by “volatile organic compounds”—molecules that escape the plant as gas — reaching our nostrils. In addition to providing an enjoyable sensory experience for humans, these molecules serve other useful functions. They are signaling molecules that attract pollinators like birds and bees, and they trigger different life stages, such as ripening in fruits and seed-formation.

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