Johwa (condolence flowers, ) Johwa( artificial flowers, ) Johwa( harmony, )

Work description : People use artificial flowers to honor the dead. However, these supposedly lifeless flowers, too, wither in time. In fact, the decay of the artificial flowers is much more visibly dramatic than the demise of live flowers. The photographs were taken with a film camera, up-close, with the shutter open for 30 minutes to an hour, the artificial flowers show unexpected traces of colors and time. They show passage of time and time of forgetting.



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