A photographic essay in which cut flowers are coupled with Indian and South-east Asian sculptures and reliefs
TIn this book classical Indian and South-east Asian sculptures are juxtaposed with photographs of cut flowers. While the two seem to inhabit different domains, this photographic essay suggests that they meaningfully inform each other when placed side by side: the ancient sculptures come alive with colour while, at the same time, the ephemeral flowers become sculptural and timeless.
The question posed by this book is how they inform each other when placed side by side. In a word, the answer the book suggests is that the ‘dead’ sculptures come alive with colour while at the same time the ephemeral flowers, through the medium of photography, become sculptural, timeless and stately.
The proof lies in the printed spreads and in a well-argued introduction augmented by a thorough index detailing the flowers and the particulars of each sculpture.