One imminent part of life is death itself. Although an uncomfortable perception life, death and the moment in between have been constantly celebrated throughout the years. This weekend we had the opportunity to visit an impressive exhibition composed of dead flowers. The exhibition is taking place in Kew Gardens and has been created by the artist Rebecca Louise Law.
Named “ Life in Death” this artist created an installation of a massive collection of plants and flowers, dried and preserved over six years. With a distinctive approach to use flowers as the main material, the exhibition in Kew Gardens is composed of almost 400,000 flowers handing from the ceiling.
Kew Gardens is famous for their vast herbarium specimens, including many Egyptian garlands made with dried flowers dating back to 700BC.
What sparked an interest in us to visit this extraordinary exhibition was the fact that it allows us to enter a space in which we can appreciate the natural beauty earth gave us. Time feels like it has been paused, allowing you to observe the beauty of these preserved flowers undisturbed.
A different method of creating art but nonetheless very impactful, life and death magnifying each other and helping the audience appreciate the beauty in death.
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