Nature of Things

Midway between the ephemeral and the aesthetic, flowers due to be recycled are rescued by Marcin Rusak, who gives them a new lease of life. He incorporates them into tables and lamps, as well as sculptures. Through his creations, he investigates the nature of obsolescence; each work develops in its own way, bacteria and light cause every piece to evolve over time. But let us hear from the artist himself : "Once the flowers fulfil our decorative or symbolic needs, they become an unwanted and discarded reminiscence of life. Treated and processed, through my materials they regain significance and become part of a work which references their very temporary nature. I use them as a medium to talk about consumption where I investigate the flower production landscape, and other times I use them as a material itself."