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The dying flowers installation

The dying flowers installation
Beautiful red roses, still fresh and full of life. The dying flowers installation by Scottish artist Anya Gallaccio

The dying flowers installation
London based Scottish artist Anya Gallaccio has made an installation of 10,000 beautiful Holland roses, trees, flowers, candles, sand, and ice to explore the process of natural decay. According to the artist, she likes the mixture of celebration with death or decay. Her work is featured in numerous public and private collections, such as the Tate Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, South Gallery in London, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.

Installation of beautiful Holland roses by Scottish artist Anya Gallaccio
The beginning of the decay process. Installation of beautiful Holland roses by Scottish artist Anya Gallaccio

Anya Gallaccio was a nominee in the 2003 Turner Prize. Among other works of the artist – Stroke (1993) in which she covered benches in the gallery and cardboard panels attached to the walls with chocolate. In addition, “Two Hundred Kilos of Apples Tied to a Barren Apple Tree”, and Atelier Amden in Switzerland (1999). One of her installations, called “Because Nothing has Changed” (2000) represents a bronze sculpture of a tree adorned with porcelain apples. Besides, another installation “Because I Could Not Stop” (2002) is a similar bronze tree but with real apples which are left to rot.

The dying flowers installation

Anya Gallaccio uses organic materials, among them – fruit, vegetables and flowers, which undergo a change before being exhibited. In Red on Green (1992), ten thousand rose heads placed on a bed of their stalks gradually withered as the exhibition went on. For Intensities and Surfaces (1996) Gallaccio left a thirty two ton block of ice with a salt core in the disused pump station at Wapping and allowed it to melt.

Installation of beautiful Holland roses by Scottish artist Anya Gallaccio
One of thousands, beautiful Holland rose. Installation by Scottish artist Anya Gallaccio
flowers installation
Thousands of beautiful red roses. Installation of beautiful Holland roses by Scottish artist Anya Gallaccio
flowers installation
The decaying process has begun. Dying flowers installation by Scottish artist Anya Gallaccio
flowers installation
Died flowers. Installation by Scottish artist Anya Gallaccio
flowers installation
The dead roses. Installation how roses die, by Scottish artist Anya Gallaccio

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