CARYS HAF DAVIES

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GUARANTEED SEVEN DAYS

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Guaranteed Seven Days is a range of drawings, mixed collages, paintings and prints of plants and flowers. Life-time guarantee seems an impossible concept, yet shop bought cut stem flowers will provide a guarantee without clauses or subject to. Assigned through observations of nature and calculated based on average, these flowers can be enjoyed for a given time. In contrast to buying a bunch of cut stem flowers that guarantee a 7-day life cycle, it's an observation that human life-spans can't seem to be determined.

Inspiration for this collection is drawn from the golden-age dutch paintings of cut flowers in elaborate vases. These often referred to the fragility of life through allegorical messages.