Izabela Wojewoda

Photographic series
Dimensions: 23cm x 18cm

Izabela Wojewoda’s photographic series of a tattooed honeydew melon represents the notion of beauty in death. The chrysanthemum flower has both negative and positive meanings, depending upon the cultural context. The chrysanthemum can sometimes be associated with luck, health, love, and cheerfulness. But in countries such as France, Poland, Hungary, Lithuania, and others, the chrysanthemum is more often associated with death. The organic material of its petals will inevitable shrivel and slowly disappear over time. Woe is an exploration of this process of natural decay, emphasising the beauty that can be found in organic change and even in death.