Variations of Variations on the Theme of DECAY

Decay is a natural process and is unavoidable. While it is hard to let go the past, we can learn to appreciate the beauty that had been deepened with time.

I love the look and smell of fresh flowers. It is never easy to put the wilted flowers in trash. To me, wilted flowers are not ‘done’. I am obsessed with drying flowers and keeping them in the house.  Without moisture, dried flowers continue to decay slowly. The colors became more intense, the fragrance turned faint and mellow, and the texture got more delicate. In this series, I intend to bring out the matured beauty of these roses by manipulating and painting on the photographs. I chose the square format for the images can be rotated and combined in different ways. Using the same four base images, I created style variations showing many faces of the beauty of decay.