Materials: Diverse textile, mixed media on canvas. Certificate Perpetual Amazonia
Dimensions: 70 x 70 x 4 cm each
Exhibition history: 2022 La Patinoire Royale Galerie Valérie Bach, Brussels, Belgium
Courtesy: Lucy + Jorge Orta
These intricate, large-format textile flowers are based on photographs taken by Lucy + Jorge Orta on their many expeditions around the world. Lucy Orta, a former fashion-textile designer has honed her skills for associating textures and colours to bring the fabric florae to life. The diversity of the fabrics and stitching render what is often imperceptible to the human eye more visible, perhaps even more vibrant than its original. Replicating the technique of botanical conservation, each flower is stitched onto coloured canvas to form an ever-growing floral species collection.