Julia Schauenburg: 52 bunches of flowers I bought myself
‘52 Bunches of Flowers I Bought Myself‘ by Julia Schauenburg is a study of flowers in various stages of decay. It illustrates a year of contemplation about the social connection we have with flowers, romance and relationships. Schauenburg originally from Hamburg who lived in Sydney and now lives in Berlin, explores the grief of lost love, romance and gesture, documenting the point in time when romance becomes nostalgia. This series was exhibited at Damien Minton Gallery in 2010.
The flowers seen in mid-life or at the end of their decorative purpose as a still life photograph are serenely mesmerising. Although melancholy their soft palette and poise are whimsical in both a heartwarming and a heartbreaking way. And with the next Chat in a Chair on the way there is no time like the present to celebrate the vulnerability and the beauty of flowers.
Credits: Julia Schauenburg