London-based artist Rebecca Louise Law created a flower installation at Bikini Berlin.
Could you tell us more about the decaying process oft he flowers as it is part of your artwork?
For me, preservation and understanding the materials and keeping the flower alive is the most important thing. All of my installations have an intention to be lasting forever and I work with flowers like I would work with oil paints. And it is a respect for time and nature. Like the oil paint dries over time, and you have to respect it, it’s the same with flowers: they dry over time and you have to respect that.
And given the right environment, these sculptures can last forever.
What’s especially the idea behind „GARTEN“, the name of the installation here at Bikini Berlin?
So I’m quite simple in my titles and I generally want to say what it is. And for me, the simplicity of “Garten”, garden in English, is what it is. You know, these are the flowers that are available to us in Europe and in Germany and these are the collection of cultivated flowers that you have here today.