Gallery of the Bizarre: Flowers and Death

''The Mexican is familiar with death. He jokes about it, caresses it, sleeps with it, celebrates it. It is one of his favorite toys and his most steadfast love.''

Octavio Paz

Some memories are craved into the deepest of our bones, the ink is raw, it burns.

Flowers mean many things: beauty, strength... Temporality. When the heart is restless and I don’t know where it gazes at, I run to them. 

Contrast and contradiction - our subjects of today are two entangled paradoxes and our two kind and most loyal companions. I've had my good share of both, allow me to provide you with yours.

Young Woman with Flower Basket - Adolfo Belimbau

Young Woman with Flower Basket - Adolfo Belimbau

Untiteled - Ouzo Kim

Untiteled - Ouzo Kim

Flowers - Meghan Howland

Flowers - Meghan Howland

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A Vision of Fiammetta - Dante Gabriel Rossetti

A Vision of Fiammetta - Dante Gabriel Rossetti

: Bartolomeo Cavarozzi  -  Virgin and Child with Angels

:Bartolomeo Cavarozzi - Virgin and Child with Angels

Mind Alteration - Eugenia Loli

Mind Alteration - Eugenia Loli

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Boticelli - Primavera

Boticelli - Primavera

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Collage by Astrid Torres

Collage by Astrid Torres

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Collage by Eugenia Loli

Collage by Eugenia Loli

 The Snake and Fern - Jessica Roux

 The Snake and Fern - Jessica Roux

Dead Flowers - Ilham Rambe

Dead Flowers - Ilham Rambe

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Ori Gersht - Big Bang

Ori Gersht - Big Bang

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Don't continue watering a dead flower

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