Inspired by porcelain immortelles that are left on graves as flowers that do not decay. Flowers through history have been synonymous with remembrance and mourning. We have flowers at funerals we plant roses as memorials to people gone, flower images are carved into headstones, poppies are used for remembrance day, flowers are left at the site of an accident etc. Immortelles are particularly interesting to me. They are an attempt to halt decay, made of ceramic and placed on graves with the added protection often of glass and a wire cage to both protect from damage and the elements. My flowers imply generations of loss as well as decay.

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