I will install 1000s of realistic, lifesize paper dandelions in the space I am given. I have 3000 paper dandelions... Read More
I will install 1000s of realistic, lifesize paper dandelions in the space I am given. I have 3000 paper dandelions and will use as many as suits the space.
The dandelion is a symbol of perseverance, strength and resilience. We have all had to be those things during this last year, like the dandelion we have had to grow where we were planted, in lockdown, semi lockdown, wearing masks and keep distant from others. This exhibition celebrates our strength. THe exhibition also celebrates those that don't fit in and feel like they are on the margins of life.
My dandelions bloom perpetually, mementos of the growing season, springing from concrete and tile, indoors and out. The dandelion is a silent protest that is heard worldwide on sidewalks, in parks and gardens. It abhors monoculture, is open to differences and challenges stereotypes. It can be a symbol for healing from emotional pain, physical injury and surviving through all life’s difficulties as
it shows us how to be strong in the face of adversity. The dandelion thrives in difficult conditions, surviving the challenges imposed by humanity and emerging victorious on the other side. Context is Everything.