Susan Eder Clover Photographs

Clovers with more than three leaves are mutations resulting from environmental and genetic causes, occurring approximately once for every 10,000 normal specimens. They are reproductive errors based on faulty biochemistry. Yet, four-leaf clovers have been considered fortuitous for millennia. By straightforwardly photographing these symbolically charged plants, I invite viewers to examine the paradox between what something is and what it means — the mundane physicality of an object vs. the qualities we assign to it.