Untitled [Digital Bouquet]

Date: September 2018
Materials: Ink on Paper

Artificial digital flowers were designed as hybrids of existing flowers from all over the world. For instance, one flower within the bouquet is composed of the passiflora, or passion flower from Asia, and the cypripedium, or ladyslipper from North America.  The intent is to reflect an idea of queerness by making an impossibility a potentiality. These flowers reflect complex ethnic and sexual identities and nod to a sense of a beauty which does not exist but could become.

The bouquets and their distortions have been digitally printed on paper as a series of ink prints. The project’s next stage will be to become physically three dimensional and hopefully digitally interactive. What originally started as a static image has become the foundation for an interactive environment in VR.