© jennifer zackin 2022

Rose Project :: 2004
digital prints

COMMISSIONED by the Factory Direct project at Artspace New Haven

Pink petals from roses grown at Pinchbeck Rose Farm were released into Lake Rescue in Plymouth Vermont. The floating rose petals provide visual evidence of the waters’ rhythms, forming drawings that morph in time with the currents. The flower offering’s observes and reveres nature’s patterns, and pays homage to the inherent creative and destructive power of the natural world.

First I offered the petals to large bodies of water and then photographed the petals which allowed me to create a digital print of the rose pattern which was then hung on the wall for the Factory Direct Exhibition at ArtSpace New Haven. In the same space was an installation of rose petals and rose leaves.

The important aspect of the piece is both the art but also the offering of the roses to the water. I am ritualist. I am healer and nature becomes a collaborator with me.