naomi draper

naomi draper

FLORILEGIUM, a gathering of flowers, installation view Roscommon Arts Centre

FLORILEGIUM, a gathering of flowers, installation view Roscommon Arts Centre

The Keeper, 2018, photo by Eammon O’Mahony Studioworks

FLORILEGIUM, a gathering of flowers, installation view Limerick City Gallery of Art, Photo by Eammon O’Mahony Studioworks

Foliatus, 270 x 350mm framed pounded leaf print,
594 gold ink stamps, dimensions variable, installation view Artbox Dublin, 2017

FLORILEGIUM, a gathering of flowers, installation view Limerick City Gallery of Art, Photo by Eammon O’Mahony Studioworks

FLORILEGIUM, a gathering of flowers, references a diverse range of research sources that are centered around botany and botanical activity throughout western history, exploring the relationship between human and plant species.
The installation comprised of a large scale Veil made of thousands of pressed Cow Parsley flowers, measuring approximately 8meters in lenght, it was draped over a table and across the gallery floor, moving from a place of presentation and preservation to a more precarious and vulnerable position. Acoompaning this work I developed a series of 11 lithograph prints, a handprinted wall and a sculpture. The prints function as individual works and permanent archives of the ephemeral, provisional objects and processes . This body of work has a strong relationship with time, the preservation of fleeting moments in nature, the imperceptable pace of growth and decay and the prolonging of an object beyond its natural lifespan.

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