Article in the Ecopoiesis Journal
Florescence refers to flowering, a changing situation and development. Flowers are expressions of life support and contribute to both biodiversity and human vigour. Human aesthetic correspondences to flowers include the capacity to identify with flower species that become them. The ephemeral nature of flowers is an opportunity to reflect upon metamorphosis as a human and botanical experience. As an art material, flowers evoke experiences of sensory absorption and facilitate attunement to temporality, blossoming attributes and decomposition.
Within visual culture, horticulture and environmental therapies flowers are known to become us in the way they are cultural influencers and personal signifiers. Their temporality intensifies our experience in how they display our life stories in cycles of correspondences. The nature of flowers accompanies us as a life material that performs as a development of ontogenesis or our unfolding into our own evolution.