Name, first nameAleksandra SzewcYear of birth1991eMailEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgUniversityECALField of Interest / research fieldProduct / Object DesignTitle of projectThat what at first glance invisible.Polish folk and flowers.AbstractPolish folklore is deeply rooted in the culture of the country and its traditional costumes are particularly iconic on the european scene. They are recognizable by there multitude of colored embroideries that hide my significations and stories. The flower pattern is particularly characteristic and sacred. Each flower tells a story about the culture itself and is representative of the country.
The fenomen of flowers reaches ancient times and Victorian era was one of most important periods of flower development in Europe. Constance Spry in mid-20th century started teaching milions of people that they could decorate their homes with flowers. She belived „that flowers should be a means of self-expression for everyone”.
The picture of a flower is easily associated with the idea of beauty, but also with triviality. Nowadays many artists increasingly adopt motifs of flowers and find individual ways to put them into the different contexts.
In this essay I will present what is the meaning of flowers nowadays. If a flower itself canconstitute the essence of decoration. If the symbols are able to tell us stories about culture and why do flowers attract us.TutorsAnniina Koivu, Brynjar Sigudarson