Mika Ninagawa—Earthly Flowers, Heavenly Colors

Mika Ninagawa
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G: Artificial Flowers—Everlasting Flowers / Artificial Flowers Everlasting Flowers

Next is a totally dark room with a silent, solemn atmosphere. On the walls is an array of photographs of imperishable flowers, placed at graves. The ten images are selected from the Everlasting Flowers photo book, exuding an everlasting radiance, but laden with the drama of life and death.

Right: From “Everlasting Flowers” 2005

“Flowers that never wither offered to the dead. A lurid blue sky, violent bursts of colours, thoughts of eternity, and death.”

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