Artist: Contemporary Floral Arrangement
Exhibition title: Honeydew
Venue: Princess, New York, US
Date: February, 2016
Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Princess, New York
the woman places an
oasis into a vase
a tulip balloon floating
over peace lilies
landscape as archive
faces on flowers
the difference between
power and botany
Q: What is this sticky stuff all over my car?
A: At this time of year I am often asked about what is colloquially known as ‘honeydew’, but is, in actual fact, aphid droppings!
Curious things arise from desire.
Tiberius loved cucumbers so much that he ordered the construction of the first known greenhouse so that he could indulge his voracious appetite for those elongated melons year-round. Bringing the garden indoor was the first step in cultivating a human-made nature. Through processes of speculation, trial, and error, scientific experimentation helps us to control unpredictable elements that might better yield results in our favor.
The image of a bountiful bouquet reflects our ability to arrange desired elements plucked from nature. With the planetary fields of biochemical and geological determinism, how has the bouquet adapted?
Welcome to the Age of Precarity.