Pollinators

2013


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The images of creatures in this series are all made up of thousands of pictures of flowers.
The symbiotic relationship between the two, flowers and pollinators, make them almost one being,
neither exist without the other, they are separate parts of the same organism.
They are one and the same, the need of each for the other to exist so great that they merge to one being.
Contained and nestled in the constructs are some human figures, perhaps faeries or dryads,
that live within and around the flowers. Part human, part insect, part plant, they protect, commune and
provide connection between our being and the greater whole of the production of life.
They sleep and dream inside the flowers.


“…what's so wonderful is that every one of these flowers has a specific relationship with the insect that pollinates it.
There's a certain orchid look exactly like a certain insect so the insect is drawn to this flower, its double, its soul mate,
and wants nothing more than to make love to it. And after the insect flies off, spots another soul-mate flower and makes love to it,
thus pollinating it. And neither the flower nor the insect will ever understand the significance of their lovemaking.
I mean, how could they know that because of their little dance the world lives? But it does. By simply doing what they're designed to do,
something large and magnificent happens. In this sense they show us how to live - how the only barometer you have is your heart.
How, when you spot your flower, you can't let anything get in your way.”

From the screen play to Adaptation by Charlie Kaufman and Donald Kaufman,
based on the book The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean.