different images for the announcement for upcoming workshop – Understanding the Essence of Flowers – Exploring Pollen, in Helsinki.
There is an intrinsic link between bees and flowers. In evolution they arose at the same time, bees feeding on nectar and pollen; the flowers relying on the pollinators for reproduction. Bees visiting flowers and harvesting their essence is a choreography that nature performs each year. In these encounters, the flowers disclose their secret to the bees, who take it home in the form of scent and taste
In a second part, we focus on the poetic aspects of plants and pollinators, their relation and communication with each other. Inspired by these dynamics, we engage with the visual aspects of pollen, inviting drawing, painting and collage to reveal stories and metaphores behind this natural phenomenon of pollination.
Images used from:
Image of Mariko Imain, b. Kanagawa, Japan 1942
Ernst Haeckel "Art Forms from the Ocean"