Marlaina Read

Monuments to decay, installation, hand gathered wildflowers, deadwood and ruins. Mustarinda, Finland 2014.

I made these monuments to decay on dead trees and inside ruins using the most beautiful things around, the flowers. It makes them alive again, as if they have sprouted tendrils and blooms, if only for a few days before they sink back to the necessary abject. Temporary shrines, by design.