Lily, it represents home, it represents motherhood, or years of memories in the living room. Assembling such emotions and memories, yet it has become consumptive merchandise solely under the manipulation of the commercial market. Massive amounts of lilies have been sold as gifts or decorations. Stamens, which have been removed intentionally in order to keep their freshness, stacking up behind people’s memories tranquilly.
It's an ongoing project. It's about seduction of objects and flowers. The object and representation of the apple, sin is all around us. An adaptation of the fall in our everyday. Isolating elements of seduction. An archive of memorabilia all linking to seduction, temptation and allurement. The immediate reaction to guilt, after the first bite.
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.