Blooms of Love
Continuing the tradition of Still-life, this work explores the memento-mori, the photograph as an object. Encapsulated within the sculptures are flowers that were part of both my and my mother’s wedding bouquets. When I look at the flowers preserved in resin, I feel a powerful dizzying burst of emotions; love, joy and great happiness, but tinged with sadness. The flowers evoke the sadness of the loss of my father who died eleven months before my wedding. Memories are very fragile as are the flowers, both requiring very gentle, nurturing hands. With the pouring and setting of the resin the flowers become everlasting, a constant and permanent reminder of that moment in time.
Georgia Ballard • Joe Beacock • Shaday Crowe • Bailey Hall • Katie Haughton • Emma Hewitt • Georgia Hooley • Mia Ives • David Ketley • Rosie Pincott • Thomas Quibell • Jake Rigby • Ellie Wilson • Brontë Yoxall •