Flowers are given to loved ones, on unusual days to convey love, affection, sorrow, apology, and empathy. Associated with various emotions, alongside their frequent representation of human desires, flowers are turned into mere objects of consumption that conquered all homes, streets, parks, and public spaces. Trapped into endless connotations, flowers are rarely considered beyond these aesthetic symbolic meanings.
«How the Wild Flowers Grow» is a brief moment for pausing in an artist-made garden to think about flowers, their self-sufficient existence and harmony. The garden wishes to remind the cycle of nature, by asking ‘how it grows’, and to recall the shared nature of all living beings. It tries to reflect on the infinite forms of flowers in nature as it takes shape in vast species on earth. The imaginary drawings of flowers illustrate the wildness within each flower’s crooked and unexpected shape. This totally imagined flower garden invites us to enter a meditative state where we, for a moment, open ourselves to the teaching of flowers; in their wise being, surrendered nature and harmony in plurality, as they cover all the mountains, hills, and valleys.
Gozde Filinta (Curator of exhibition at OnCurating space and abstract of the project)
MA Fine Arts, ZHdK
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