I fell in love with the flower installations created by Rebecca Law. She transforms open spaces into breathtaking flower blizzards. She is passionate about natural change and preservation, allowing her work to evolve as nature takes its course and offering an alternative concept of beauty. Rebecca Louise Law (35) is an Installation Artist based in East London, specialising in artworks made with natural materials, namely flowers.
Her work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Victoria & Albert Museum, The Garden Museum in London, The Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens, in Nagasaki Japan, on Times Square in New York and many other sites.
Rebecca grew up in the country side. Her father was the Head Gardener of a National Trust property and her mom a special-needs teacher. They used to have a nursery garden and sold fruits and dried flowers at their gate. Their attic was filled with dried flowers. Remarkably she never had a real interest in flowers, but when she started the installations she just wanted people to take the time to notice what we have been given by nature.
With a BA in Fine Arts from the University of New Castle she first started making 2D flower paintings. Inspired by the famous artist Mark Rothko, she decided to find a different approche and started designing 3D projects. Transforming open spaces into tranquil spaces of nature.
All fresh flowers chosen for the installations can be used as dried flowers. Once an installation is up, it takes at least a month to dry. Usually they are up for about three months. When they are taken down, Rebecca creates encased art pieces, by putting the flowers in glass boxes. They are like pressed flowers.
The Gallery of Rebecca Louise Law is open to the public on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Address: 100 Columbia Rd, London E2 7QB, United Kingdom.
EXPO Odysee: The Journey Continues in House St Barnabas London
More than 10.000 flowers from ‘living’ installations over the past 3 years have been lovingly dried and entwined in copper wire to create a semipermanent syspended form. This collection of naturally preserved cultivated and wild flowers will be part of the exhibition Odysee: The Journey Continues on show until February 2016 in the Chapel of St Barnabas in London.
Interviews with Rebecca