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Flowers Stories


These flowers were place in the installation as a memorial for the possible women that were killed in Germany by domestic violence during my art in residency during the month of March. Every 2 days and half a woman in Germany is killed (2020-2023). 12 endemic german flowers were placed.


In a German folktale, a knight and his lady strolled along the riverbank when they came across beautiful sky-blue blossoms. They admired the beauty of the flowers, so the knight attempted to pick the flowers for his beloved. Unfortunately, he was wearing heavy armor, so he fell into the waters and was swept away by the river. Before being drowned, he threw the posy to his beloved, and cried out, “Forget me not!” It’s thought that the lady wore the blossoms on her hair until the day she died.

Currently, it means remembrance, memory, and resilience.


In German legend, when God created snow, he gave the task of visiting the flowers of the earth to gather colors. All the flowers refused until snow visited the gentle snowdrop. Seeing that the snowdrop was a kind and generous soul, the snow decided to make a deal. In exchange for her color, the snow agreed to allow the snowdrop to bloom first every spring. The delicate snowdrop agreed and cheerfully blossoms amid the snow each year.

In the Victorian era, the sight of a single snowdrop was seen as an omen of death.

Currently, it means hope and consolation.

Bavarian gentian

“Not every man has gentians in his house”

-D.H. Lawrence

In D.H. Lawrence's poem ‘Bavarian gentians’, the flowers embody and reinforce the Lawrencian duality of death and life, darkness and light. He calls the flower: ‘blaze of darkness’.

The Bavarian Gentians symbolize Pluto’s gloom of death and darkness and yet they are torches that shed bright blue light of life as a torch, showing the way to death.

The tone is melancholic in nature. The flowers are symbolic of death, and the theme of male domination and perversion is also prevalent. This focuses on the darkness of the human mind and thus reflects on pathos.