Jodie Carey

The Daily Mail - Arrangement One

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The Daily Mail - Arrangement One
Jodie Carey
The Daily Mail - Arrangement One
2005
Newspaper, stained blood, tea and coffee, wire, oasis, concrete urn
185 x 110 cm
Jodie Carey’s elaborate sprays of faded foliage have, at first, an elegiac look, like bouquets for an event long forgotten. Their colours are wan and blanched, enacting the theme of life’s transience that underpins the floral still life tradition of artists like van Huysum and van Os. The sense of transience is carried through in their material, too: composed of, and named after, daily newspapers (The Daily Mail – Arrangement One, and so on), Carey’s works embody time’s passing.

     
 


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