Monday, 10 August 2015

Flower Shower

With Nature as her primary source of inspiration, Rebecca Louise Law has challenged the boundaries of Art by bringing floral art to the limelight with her stunning, sublime large-scale installations. 

Colour. Beauty. Freshness. Awe. The exhilarating feeling of wandering through the very core of Paradise. Imagine yourself strolling in such a place, where suspended flowers shower you with the sheer feeling of having been suddenly blessed with a visit to Paradise…

That is what Rebecca Louise Law, a London based installation artist, offers audiences with her sculptural artworks whose sole medium is fresh, natural flowers. Having started with painting and public art made with waste flowers collected from florists and herself a daughter of a gardener who encouraged his children to directly experience all the beauty offered by Nature, she soon decided to re-direct her talent to site-specific installations actually made of real cut flowers hung from above.

Rebecca Louise Law literally transfigures spaces using hundreds, thousands of suspended flowers in a practice that involves a constant exploration of the relationships set between Nature and humans. In fact, this is one of her main concerns, for she aims to recreate natural elements in a way such as to offer viewers the opportunity to enjoy the sheer beauty and lushness one can find in Nature.

Law’s installations exude the drama and greatness we can only find in majestic wide-open natural environments, while at the same time triggering a feeling of awe and even reverence for the delicacy of the artwork displayed. “I am fascinated by ephemeral materials and creating installations that slow down the process of decay”, she has stated, adding: “I like the viewer to reconsider natural changes – what is valuable and how long does that value last”.

In fact, Rebecca Louise Law’s creations are not devoid of producing some polemic, since they may raise questions on how far it is fair to use such great amounts of flowers in these sumptuous but temporary works. The artist, however, is quite aware of this and has found a way to give cut flowers an ever longer life than they would naturally have: once the installations are over, she dries them and uses them in more permanent installations, thus prolonging their life.

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