Project info

Flowers have been one of the main art forms for decorative purposes in paintings and even earlier on pottery. People use symbolism and the language of flowers is a means of communication through their use. Interest in floriography was extremely popular in Victorian England and the United States during the 19th century, as gifts of floral arrangements were used to send a coded message, allowing a person to express feelings which could not be spoken aloud.
However, in the digital era that we are living in, even though feelings can be spoken, seems that in many occasions communication between humans is getting difficult to grow and flourish in a healthy way. As the use of machines automates not only our physical moves as well as our thoughts and behavior, emotions seem to freeze inside us and somehow lose their priority for expression.
For the realization of this project, the flowers in each shot where placed in rectangular molds of 20cm x 30cm or round ones of 15cm in diameter. Each mold was filled with water up to a point that flowers were half covered, and then freezed for about 15 hours. This big “ice cube” was placed in front of a background of white plastic bags, so as to give a “freezing” result.