My work investigates connections between particular flowers,
symbolism and folklore. The body of work from which these pieces of work
are taken developed from research into the folklore, medicinal uses and
iconology of different plant species and in particular the poppy with
its powerful social resonance; both symbolic and medicinal. Examination
of the structure, colouring and life cycle of flowers revealed the existence
of ultra violet patterns visible only to those insect pollinators whose
vision extends into the ultra violet area of the spectrum and the use
of ultra violet paint to reveal and hide, aims to mimic the flowers hidden
visual signals or secret messages, encoding another layer of meaning into
what can be seen under normal light conditions; much of my work relies
on illumination by blacklight to show hidden messages.
Surrey Institute of Art and Design. University College: BA (Hons) Fine
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