Extinct Flowers

2016-present

The Extinct Flowers sculptures are handmade using paint and traditional copper soldiering techniques in ceramic pottery to recreate theoretical versions of flowers that may have once existed in North America, but have since become extinct. I interviewed Paleobotanists to learn characteristics to imagine what these ancient plants may have looked like. Flowers are transcendent objects that transform light and heat from the sun into pure color calor. They turn color into fruit, transferring meaning to animals, pollinators, and to humans. Flowers are the origin of color as a language.