ECHO OF FLOWERS
Echo of flowers is produced for S & E, Janus, Vestjyllands Art museum, Tistrup 2018.
and has its origin in Papaver variabilis, a project developed for SUBROSA – the flower in Nordic Contemporary Art. A photo of a poppy is manipulated on the computer and new species are generated – a parallel to the gardeners work for selective breeding – the new flower is painted on canvas, becoming a reality again – Unimaginable imaginability.
It is brought into the world without touching it, manipulations that stay virtual, recognisable and disturbing, at the same time dissolving into the unknown. With the marvels of the poppy comes In Echo of Flowers its dark side, opium, which is also used for destruction, seducing people, generating wars and destruction, killing its victims with a force, that equals the beauty of the flower.