04: Caroline Areskog Jones

still breathing still


This piece features the ‘rose of jericho’, an ancient plant capable of existing in a dormant state for some time; it is also known as the ‘resurrection plant’ due to its ability to become revived through exposure to water.

I have had a couple of these plants for some time and during lockdown last summer filmed its transition as timelapse which I see as an ‘evolutionary drawing’.

The resulting edited work references female botanical illustrators of the eighteenth century, where this women’s art was ‘permitted’ on the sidelines due to its perceived delicate nature; in particular Barbara Regina Dietzch, who painted watercolours onto dark black backgrounds.

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