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Sepsisse 5By Flor Baradi

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C-Print, India ink on canvas coated with archival varnish

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Dimensions: 60cm (H) x 60cm (W) x 5cm (D) / 23.6" (H) x 23.6" (W) x 2" (D)

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Artist Statement

‘Rappaccini’s Garden’ series
A cross between Victorian botanicals and memento mori, this series mirrors the elements of beauty and death found in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ‘Rappaccini’s Daughter’. It is a Gothic tale with a Garden of Eden setting and Faustian overtones.
The unearthly beauty of Rappaccini’s garden, its gaudy but deadly flora, and the ill-fated creatures who succumbed to their charms are represented through painting botanical compositions using orchids, bones, antlers, and horns. To showcase the venomous character of the plants, nature’s deadliest creatures-cone snails, ring-tailed octopus, box jellyfish, scorpion fish, blowfish, poison dart frogs, newts, spiders, and vipers- were incorporated.
Viewed from a distance, this collection resembles vintage floral prints, however, on closer inspection one realizes that the leaves are actually piles of bones, horns, and antlers. One will also discover snakes and spiders instead of roots, and find that those gracefully billowing blossoms are in fact, tentacled menaces of the deep.
“The basis of all cosmic horror is the violation of the order of nature, and the profoundest violations are always the least concrete and describable.” H.P. Lovecraft


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Artist Profile

Born: 1968
Hometown: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte
Based in: Manila

Flor Baradi is an artist born and based in the Philippines.

She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Santo Tomas in 1991.

Heavily influenced by literature and the natural world, Baradi’s art echoes the wild and remote marshes of Agusan, Mindanao where she grew up in. …


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