In Praise of Flowers
Tranquility of the Rose
For centuries, the Rose has been a metaphorical flower and is a symbol of passion, beauty and affection. When our thoughts turn to flowers, they almost always picture a Rose because just like actuality in our senses, the Rose is the queen of flowers. A legend tells that the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, scarred herself with the thorn of a white rose, which evolved to red with her blood, making the Rose, the Queen of flowers.
Concerning the queen of flowers and her legends, how could a vessel dedicate its purpose for her to rest and lie on her deathbed during her last moments of glory?
This vessel is dedicated to the Rose by allowing us to praise, respect and love her as she rests on her deathbed while sipping last sip of water as her days go by.
Tan Wei Jing DID.IT
ABS. 22 x 35 x H50 cm, 1.4 kg. This is a unique piece, comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Flower not included.
In Praise of Flowers is a tribute to the last moments of life that cut flowers offer us, by exploring their shapes, stories and symbols.
It is a research in nine chapters dedicated to nine different flowers: the Peony, an impressionist muse, the fragrant Lavender, the majestic Hydrangea, the Asian Orchid, the showstopper Lily, the delicate Tulip, the Narcissus and its reflection, the solemn Rose and the frail Baby's Breath.