Rose Offering/s, video, installation & digital prints :: 2004
COMMISSIONED by Factory Direct @ Artspace New Haven
Red, yellow and pink petals from roses grown at Pinchbeck Rose Farm were released into the Atlantic Ocean in Maine, Rhode Island and 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.