Violence of Violet

We know flowers as soft and feminine. Flowers bring color to your home, stand for performance, comfort and love. Flowers are also temporary. They will hang, fall apart, and decay.

Billie van Katwijk and Alissa Rees experiment with expired flowers and the beauty of transience. Using the force of the hammer, they imprint flowers into fabric to extend their life just a bit longer. The rather brutal method of hitting the flowers produces unexpected forms and patterns; however, these patterns will slowly fade away. Maybe then it is time to let it go.
Alissa and Billie give workshops hammering flowers, contact one of us for more information.

Underneath a piece of a 10 meter fabric created during a workshop with visitors at Munich Fabric Start 2019.  

Thanks to Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie for supporting the project.