2016 Papapetrou EDEN catalogue
Flowers are transient and protean forms. Their life cycle is short lived: the bud blooms and its splendor emerges but then it wilts and dies. The beginning is tethered to the end in a graceful arc. There is sorrow but also beauty in this gesture. A petal falling from its stem retains its elegance. Bruised and faded, it is still beautiful. To photograph a ower as it blossoms is to delay and distill the inevitable. Yet the endpoint—the fade—haunts the image.