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Scientific Flower Art

Artist Ruth Moilliet Dissects and Preserves Blooms in Layers of Glass

— October 11, 2012 — Art & Design
The artwork of artist Ruth Moilliet appears to be part of a science experiment. The sculptures look like one of two things. Either they are wormholes frozen in time or they are petals preserved in formaldehyde, similar to a Damien Hirst piece. The reality is closer to the latter, minus the formaldehyde.

Based in the United Kingdom, Ruth Moilliet works instead with glass. Focusing on both real flowers and photographic or sandblasted images, Ruth Moilliet layers petal arrangements between several sheets of float glass for a mesmerizing effect. She writes, "These works develop the idea of pressing and preserving a flower to keep alive the memory of the plant and retain some of its qualities." It also demonstrates their fragility.
Trend Themes
1. Scientific Flower Art - The trend for using science and technology to create and preserve floral arrangements, offers an opportunity for artists and designers to merge the worlds of botany and art.
2. Layered Glass Sculptures - The trend for layering photography and real-life objects between sheets of glass creates a unique multidimensional art installation that could disrupt and redefine the world of contemporary art and design.
3. Floral Preservation Techniques - The trend for preserving flowers through innovative techniques offers an opportunity for entrepreneurs to create a variety of unique and long-lasting products such as personal keepsakes, fashion accessories and homeware items.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Design - Artists, designers, and galleries can use the trend of creating scientific floral art installations to showcase unique and visually stunning pieces.
2. Floral Industry - The floral industry can take inspiration from the trend of preserving flowers by exploring innovative techniques that could be used to create longer-lasting and unique floral arrangements for customers.
3. Fashion Industry - The trend for preserving flowers creates an opportunity for designers to incorporate real flowers either into their clothing range or as an accessory to create unique and eye-catching pieces.
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