2012, 08:00 minutes, colour
"De-flowering" is a cheeky play on the ideals of feminine beauty, sexuality, and the historical representation of the female figure in nature. The nymph-like woman is embellishing her figure by cutting flowers from a field and attaching them to her body. Her body is segmented by bands of elastic bands that provide an undergarment armature to hold the blossoms in place. This delineation of the figure’s flesh objectifies it and makes the viewer acutely aware of the body acting as a frame or sign. The paradox becomes apparent when we realize that that while she is beautifying herself, the figure is systematically ‘de-flowering’ the landscape.
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