Of Earth and Ether (Flowers never bend)
Of Earth and Ether (Flowers never bend) aims to make manifest elements of the ineffable. With devotion, joy and solemnity, Meuwissen considers mortality and the eternal.
This exhibition centres around themes of transience and permanence, ideas of keepsake and arresting time. Adopting motifs of the arch, florals, and vessels of containment, Meuwissen draws upon historical and mythological representations of these symbolic objects as manifestations of emotional holding, ritual, power, and as anchors for memory and belief.
Referencing the Simon and Garfunkel folk rock song 'Flowers never bend' as emblematic of spiritual yearning, confusion and deep knowing, Of Earth and Ether (Flowers never bend) is a personal exploration of the simultaneous confronting and denial of the inevitability of death.
Join us at the opening event for this exhibition on 7 October from 2:00- 4:00 PM, click here for more details. Free to attend, all welcome.
Image credit: Louise Meuwissen, The Flower it Gleams 2023. Courtesy the artist