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How the Wild Flowers Grow

Flowers are given to loved ones, on unusual days to convey love, affection, sorrow, apology, and empathy. Associated with various emotions, alongside their frequent representation of human desires, flowers are turned into mere objects of consumption that conquered all homes, streets, parks, and public spaces. Trapped into endless connotations, flowers are rarely considered beyond these aesthetic symbolic meanings.

«How the Wild Flowers Grow» is a brief moment for pausing in an artist-made garden to think about flowers, their self-sufficient existence and harmony. The garden wishes to remind the cycle of nature, by asking ‘how it grows’, and to recall the shared nature of all living beings. It tries to reflect on the infinite forms of flowers in nature as it takes shape in vast species on earth. The imaginary drawings of flowers illustrate the wildness within each flower’s crooked and unexpected shape. This totally imagined flower garden invites us to enter a meditative state where we, for a moment, open ourselves to the teaching of flowers; in their wise being, surrendered nature and harmony in plurality, as they cover all the mountains, hills, and valleys.

Artist:
Tobias Gutmann

Year:
2020

Subject Area:
MA Fine Arts, ZHdK

Type:
Installation

Country:
Switzerland

Abstract exhibition:
Gozde Filinta

Cooperation partners:
Gozde Filinta (curation of exhibition at OnCurating space)

Project status:
Ever growing and expanding

Website:
tobiasgutmann.com

How the Wild Flowers Grow
How the Wild Flowers Grow
How the Wild Flowers Grow
How the Wild Flowers Grow
How the Wild Flowers Grow
How the Wild Flowers Grow
© Tobias Gutmann.
© Tobias Gutmann.