Photographic artist Sally Tagg creates intricate botanical artworks using collected plant materials as a starting point. These symmetrical circular forms transform into kaleidoscopic images known as mandalas.

Tagg graduated from Auckland Teachers College, specialising in art and design. She went on to teach photography at Okaihau College in Northland and then worked overseas as a photographer and teacher in Nottingham, and as a photographic assistant in London.

Her recent mandala artworks involve many hours of painstaking arranging and then elaborate set-ups with an overhead camera to achieve the alluring detail and symmetry.

Tagg works from her home studio in Devonport, Auckland. Being a passionate gardener helps, she says, as she will often grow plants and flowers to include in her art works.