Dominic Harris Bloomed: Rose
Bloomed is Harris's study of plants, with which onlookers may subtly interact. Playing on the nature of classical still life, small movements enliven the flowers, causing them to flourish as observers pass by. Meticulously recreated through computer animations, each flower encapsulates the romanticised surrealness synonymous with Harris's works.
It's no secret that the rose is the most popular flower in the world, enjoying the honour of being a symbol of love and beauty. With over a hundred species and thousands of cultivars, flowers vary in size and shape, with most being large and regal. Ranging in colours from pure white through to joyful pinks, cheery yellows and romantic rouges, each shade of rose symbolises a different sentiment.The classic, resplendent red rose is reinterpreted through responsive animations that present the rose in a series of classic poses.
At times the single rose stem will become entwined with another thorny growth from below which slowly creeps up and then subtly disappears. An inquisitive morpho butterfly will at times land on the rose when it is being watched, and petals may flutter through the composition during other interactions.