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Tulip, Sainsburys, 15 Days, 2008
from the series Dead Supermarket Flowers
Flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow.
- Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin.
Flowers are the ultimate reproducible objects. They are intrinsically natural yet mass-produced on a gargantuan scale for accessibility and affordability. The ‘Dead Supermarket Flowers’ series is a response to the tension between the beauty and banality of these everyday purchases. The advertisements and imagery at the point of sale describe nature, freshness delivered to you in crisp cellophane, with a guaranteed lifetime. By representing them in photographs in the days after their purchase we see them start to wilt and degrade. The supermarket flowers are a transient reproducible representation of a unique and distinct object at a moment in their lifespan that would not normally be recorded.
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