There will always be flowers

PrizeOfficial Selection in Shoot (photo/video)
ArtistGraciana Piaggio

I explore the beauty of flowers with Gum Bichromate, which allows me to merge my passion for painting, chemistry and photography. “There Will Always Be Flowers” is a departure from the work I was doing pre-COVID, portraits of teenagers. I looked for another possibility who or what to portray. One reinvents oneself in difficult moments. When Henri Matisse was near the end of his career and often bedridden, he wrote: "Happy are those who sing with all their hearts, from the bottom of their hearts. To find joy in the sky, the trees, the flowers There are always flowers for those who want to see.

My work of is focus on the idea of transformation through time. My photography tries to capture the constant changes occurring to objects and living things but remain unnoticed to the naked eye. The effect that chance has during the artistic process is also very important in my work. My beginnings in art were as a painter and later I turned to photography. By specializing in gum bichromate printing, I has found the possibility to express herself pictorially. Essential to my creative process is the possibility to be able to work with my hands and, at the same time, create unrepeatable copies.