Flowerplay (In the order given)
2012. h:38.5cms x w:33.2cms (framed).
This is the ninth drawing in the Flower Play series: I wanted to create an ambiguous image exploring the rigidity of some of the assembly instructions. I used an arm of a Pippa doll I had as a child and put each of the parts of the flower as directed in order of assembly in her hand. I had been looking at the extraordinary images in Robert Thornton's book 'A Temple of Flora' (1807) and was captivated by the intensely unsettling atmosphere in the illustrations. I tried to capture this by combining dissonant scales, a concentrated focus on the arm and flower parts, a lowering sky and the flower illustrated in its various stages of assembly underneath.
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