photographic series / Flowers
F l o w e r s
2003 - 2016
the house of o'dwyer
Stamford hill London 2007
Deptford London 2012
Stamford Hill London 2006
Hackney London 2005
Bethnal Green London 2004
Clapton Sq London 2014
Everything is Art,
and everything we do is Art.
Art is to do.
Everything around the world and beyond
is one collective installation.
The Flower series documents the use people put flowers to
in public spaces and social precincts.
Often of course they commemerate the tradgedy of death.
Flowers have been part of funeral rites for thousands of years.
Flowers commemorate death but also other transformations.
Flowers represent beauty and sensual delight
as well as lifes brevity.
Flowers is a meditation on the work of
Jan Brueghel the younger, Chardin, Manet,
Warhol and Mapplethorpe.
A tradition of flower painting belongs to the world of science also, and combines careful observation and classification.
I collect, examine, classify this element of human activity.
The aesthetic of these photographs is one of on the run,
in combat, embedded, fleeing from death..
Flowers, symbolism and death.
Stamford Hill 2007