Holding series (2018)
Dutch photographer Martin Sweers is fascinated with how we treat flowers within their natural process of decay. The ongoing series ‘Holding’ consists currently of 9 works that show constructions of disregarded flowers.
With this body of work he wanted to experiment how he could show the beauty of flowers that were too soon disregarded. It is a personal struggle of his to throw away flowers that are not new anymore. As we seemingly only partly enjoy the beauty of the youngest cycle of a flowers’ lifetime. Therefore he aims to preserve the flowers until they die. For Sweers this aligns with how he would like to strive for living life to the fullest, by experiencing each aspect of it.
He started to collect flowers that were thrown away in public spaces, such as museums, restaurants and cafes. Back in his studio reconstructing them into new bouquets. Dependent on the state and different between strength of the flowers he starts adding renewed value to the flowers by using a specific technical process.
If you are interested in one of the prints please send a email here for the catalog.
Fine Art pigment print on Canson Platina Fibre 310 Archival print. Glued on a aluminum sheet for durability, mounted in a aluminum frame. Between the glass and the picture are 1cm spacers for more depth and colour.
The glass is special UV70 coated clear glass, this improves the durability the contrast and color. The frame can be adjusted to wood or a different color if needed.
If you live overseas we can also just sell the print. It is highly recommended that you frame it on arrival.
Certificate of authenticity
The artwork has a certificate with a hologram sticker and signature on the back of the artwork. A duplicate of this sticker is put on the invoice as a sign of authenticity.