Most of our relationships with plants are during the day, during the magic of photosynthesis, a time when we can admire the visible beauty of nature lit up brightly by the sunlight. Allison Watkins walks around at night and gathers plants and flowers with controlled lighting, illuminating the darkened garden that has receded since the sun has gone down. This process brings attention to the temporal light of the day, having much in common with the temporal existence of plants and flowers- their constantly changing shape and form calls attention to their short-lived life span.
Allison Watkins is a visual artist who currently explores our perceptions of materiality through her photography and mixed media works. She is interested in documenting the instability of all forms and how our grasp of, and relationships to these forms change throughout time.