Elsa Salonen

Flower Painting, the Act of Immortalising

a bleached bouquet and its distilled colours, isomalt, glass, metal shelves
2017, 62x183x25 cm

The artist distilled colours from the various flowers of a bouquet (roses, dianthuses, snapdragons, safflowers, alpine delphiniums, chinese delphiniums). After this, the very same bouquet was bleached. The distilled colours were preserved as isomalt mixtures in glass bottles and shown next to the bleached bouquet.

Technical consultancy / bleaching of flowers: Marja Koistinen, Finnish Museum of Natural History, Helsinki
Exhibition views: Ama Gallery, Helsinki, 2017