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Rebecca Louise Law’s Stunning Floral Installations


Rebecca Louise Law is a British contemporary artist, who works with real flowers and foliage to create magic installations. With poppies she created an aisle within The Guildhall Library in London; she set up a deluge of white tulips at Royal Academy in London and a whirlwind of  yellow chrysanthemums at the Huis Ten Bosch in Japan. 

Thousands of 27 different species between herbs and cut-flowers compose the structure of the Grecian Garden at The Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens, where you can pay a visit until the end of this summer. 

Peonies, roses, ranunculus, liatris, lilies, delphiniums, lisianthus, sunflowers, celosias and cymbidium orchids were protagonists of a pink curtain at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2013 and a colorful array of 4,000 blooms dangled from the ceiling of the Vitra Campus during last year Art Basel. 

Last of her site-specific installations was “Outside In” : a huge number of flowers (thistles, kangaroo paw, ranunculus and peonies, hydrangeas, delphiniums and over 40 varieties of roses) where dancing from the ceiling at the Viacom building, house of MTV and left the public amazed in the central Times Square. 

In an interview released for the NY Times Rebecca recalled when she was a kid: “My father was the head gardener of a National Trust property. My mum was a special-needs teacher. They were quite hippyish and self-sufficient and focused on nature. We had a nursery garden and sold fruits and veg and dried flowers at our gate. Our attic was filled with dried flowers. My nan would press flowers into paintings, and we were taught to do that as gifts.” 

Using natural materials, even though drying them, Rebecca  can’t hold deterioration back. But that’s the meaning of her artworks: displaying the genuine course of beauty, climax first and decay after. 

Have a look at:
www.rebeccalouiselaw.com

Text by Paola Noe

POSTED BY Petra
May 20, 2015