'52 bunches of flowers i bought myself'

I never really have appreciated the notion of recieving flowers before, and it seems German artist Julia Schauenburg hasn’t either. Raising actually quite a credible theory that floristry is a morbid process; cutting flowers that are sweet smelling and full of colour from their life source and leaving them to wilt and decay, Schauenburg claims that floristry is a morbid process as is the most socially practiced gesture of romance. 

To challenge this Schauenburg treated herself to a bunch of flowers every week for a year. As she watched them die she took photos using a Hasselblad film camera, snapshotting their existence through a collection of mug-shots.

So, if no-ones buying you flowers go ahead and buy your own, just don’t stick around to watch them wilt..

See more of Schauenburg’s work here http://www.juliaschauenburg.com/

'52 bunches of flowers i bought myself'

I never really have appreciated the notion of recieving flowers before, and it seems German artist Julia Schauenburg hasn’t either. Raising actually quite a credible theory that floristry is a morbid process; cutting flowers that are sweet smelling and full of colour from their life source and leaving them to wilt and decay, Schauenburg claims that floristry is a morbid process as is the most socially practiced gesture of romance. 

To challenge this Schauenburg treated herself to a bunch of flowers every week for a year. As she watched them die she took photos using a Hasselblad film camera, snapshotting their existence through a collection of mug-shots.

So, if no-ones buying you flowers go ahead and buy your own, just don’t stick around to watch them wilt..

See more of Schauenburg’s work here http://www.juliaschauenburg.com/

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