‘Flower Bed’ is a photography-based art installation. It is made up of approximately 600 photographic prints of flowers, mounted back to back. Each set of prints are placed overlapping to make up a rectangular shape. The recreation of an artificial photography-based in a public space aims to surprise the viewer. It looks at the everyday action viewing of flowers / plant life in a public park over repeated visits.
The idea for the installation began with a piece I did at the Electric Picnic Festival in 2007: 1,000 Flowers‚ 1,000 flower prints placed on to the bark surface of trees in a woodland area.
Flower Bed was previously installed as part of Sculpture in Context at National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin September 2009 and at: Celestial Salt, The Good Hatchery, Daingean, Co. Offaly. November/December 2009.
A selection of images from Flower Bed were exhibited at the 1st Alliance Francaise Photography Award Exhibition April/May 2011
The installation was exhibited at the Art in Odd Places Festival on 14th Street New York, October 2011.
View an interview about the installation on the Art in Odd Places blog here