A Journal exploring the value of plants and flowers

Taryn Simon

New York-based artist Taryn Simon uses the semiotic power of flowers in her series¬†Paperwork and the Will of Capital.¬†Her floral arrangements recreate the ‘impossible bouquet’, a popular concept in Dutch Golden Age Dutch still-life painting in which the artist created fantasy pairings of flowers, obviously imagined as the chosen species could never bloom in the same season or geographic location. With the international consumer market of today, the ‘impossible ‘is made ‘possible’. To create these images, the artist worked closely with a botanist and imported more that 4000 species from Royal FloraHolland, the world’s largest flower auction, from the Netherlands. Through this series, Simon attempts to explore the politics of categorisation, nature’s transience and the global market.

 

Category
Flowers
Type
Creative Studio
Founded by
Taryn Simon
Founded in
2015
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Photo via Taryn Simon
Photo via Taryn Simon
Photo via Taryn Simon