Ella Harvey

Exploring the limits of unorthodox floral arrangements, my ice sculptures involve the pursuit of presenting a material event that accentuates the temporal and ephemeral. By placing the flowers under different environments their natural flow of bloom and decay is disrupted. As the ice begins to melt, the blossoms begin to change shape and without any source of photographic  documentation these sculptures are irretrievably lost.

My artwork attempts to reveal the conceptual vivacity and striking beauty that is associated with the flower whilst also commenting on their geographical journeying and distance from their origin. By provoking viewers to physically witness the melting of these botanical sculptures, my work seeks to question traditional conservation and preservation approaches while celebrating the precarious status ‘here today, gone tomorrow’.