Finalist in the 2014 Framing Rooms Paramount Award this work 'Bouquet' has sold.
Influenced by the feminine beauty of flowers and our tradition of giving bouquets of flowers as a symbol of our acknowledgement of an important life event 'Bouquet' also explores the sustainability and sensitivity of this style of 'giving' in popular culture.
Use of flurosent spray paint and painted tally marks signify counting, production & mass and link to a memory of 'grabbing' a bouquet from a petrol station or road side dairy as a quick gift. While intricate stitching, collage and detailed line work contrast and contradict the memory in this carefully selected, artfully arranged display.
A celebation of giving, natures beauty and abundance and a question for the viewer around it's authenticy.