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Emotional Geometry (white orchid)

2016
Pigment print on archival cotton paper
67.5 x 45 cm
Edition of 5 + 2 AP

 
       
 

Flowers convey powerful meaning in Chinese lore; chrysanthemums augur long life, the lotus enlightenment. Orchids, flowering in secluded mountainous valleys are a symbol of perfection, elegance and tenacity and attributed beneficial qualities in Chinese medicine. For this suite of still life images in Emotional Geometry, I sculpted a delicate golden grid in response to the life force of each living bloom. Delicate and rigid, hard and soft, these golden grids are a manifestation of each flower’s life force at that specific moment in time.