Thinking Flowers? is having a bit of a throwback!

After a while in our dusty photographic archive, the Thinking Flowers? blog is back and better than ever!

In the coming months, we are going to be delving into the past to find old commissions and projects to share in order to create a complete digital archive of our work. Prints [both framed and unframed] will be available on request.

Thinking Flowers? has always dedicated itself to providing meaningful, minimal and modern floral installations through ethical and sustainable practices. We have seen an increase of interest in these areas over the last 11 years and we hope to map the physical and social impact that our ethos and practices have had not only in the cut-flower industry but the intersections of social enterprise, visual arts, global business and community engagement.

It is with this in mind that we want to create this archive to share our experiences and findings in order to support future designers and artists.

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I want to go to Japan, [2004]

We always try to find beauty, life and wealth in discarded items and wherever possible to recycle and repurpose material. Through the gradual unfolding of the archive, we hope to demonstrate how and why modern, meaningful and minimal design principles have been applied and furthermore, how we have used floral installation to create site-specific opportunities for people to engage with our work and with each other.

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Waste is wealth! [2003]

It can be hard for us to see how and why this artwork, its process and its context is essential and groundbreaking when flowers are so commonplace in our everyday visual landscapes. Even such terms as ‘floral installation’, ‘upcycling’ or ‘green waste disposal’ have only become popularised in the last ten years or so. But we hope by sharing our images and information and our projects that we can map the construction of floral installation and how it has evolved over time.

Stay tuned for more posts!

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