Irene Finkelde

Forget-Me-Not-Series by Irene Finkelde

Installation #1

Faded flowers

Each image in this series portrays an assemblage of windblown artificial flowers encountered and collected by artist Irene Finkelde on her frequent walks around the old iron walls of the Melbourne General Cemetery.

Each flower represents an absent loved one, a memory, a history and the passage of life. Designed to symbolise the complex relationships that can be formed by humans, Finkelde carefully constructs each image and then uses a flatbed scanner to capture the minute detail of these fragile flowers. The hyper-real nature of the images creates a tension with the artificial nature of its subject matter, serving to animate these faded objects that otherwise evoke sentiment and memory.

Forget-Me-Not-Series by Irene Finkelde was exhibited in 2015.

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