Rebecca Law and her Rose Curtain
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Tell me about Rebecca Law?
I am a Fine Art trained Floral Artist and I have been working with
flowers for over 17 years. I've worked with flowers in many mediums
in both 2D and 3D, also creating work for windows, parties, fashion
shows, hotels, weddings, exhibitions, events, photo shoots and
public places. I am passionate about creating installations with
flowers. Most of my large installations are made with flowers
hanging from copper wire. I love the process of flowers drying and
I like the viewer to be a part of that process; my installations
subtly change as the flowers dry.
You've recently participated in an exhibit at The Garden
Museum, how did that come about?
The Director of The Garden Museum Christopher Woodward found
one of my floral installations in a shop on Columbia Road in East
London and asked me to be a part of an exhibition called
'Floriculture' he liked the way I was pushing the boundaries of
What was the process involved?
I was sponsored by New Covent Garden Flower Market who donated
4000 roses. I hung each rose with copper wire to the ceiling of the
Garden Museum within a frame of approximately 8m x 8m. The
installation is going to be in place until this Friday (8th March)
if you'd like to visit!
What else can be found at The Garden
As well as the exhibition 'Floriculture', the Garden Museum has an
incredible archive of garden tools and botanical drawings.
You have coined the creation of a rose curtain; what are
they and where do they originate?
I have created an installation for The Mill Great Marlborough
Street window called 'Rose Curtain', it is a combination of roses
and copper wire threaded together to cover the two front windows.
The installation will be hanging for three months, in this time the
flowers will dry. Everyone at The Mill and passers by will get to
see this process happen. I prefer the installations when they are
dry as they are very delicate and ephemeral.
How did you approach The Mill window?
I was approached by the Mill in 2012 and I always wanted to
completely cover the windows with flowers. Now I am.
Who and what inspires you?
My Father is a gardener, my mother is an expert in Natural Science
and my Nana and Auntie painted flowers all their lives. I was
influenced by them all at an early age and by the time I studied
Fine Art I replaced paint with flowers. I love work by Anya Gallaccio, Richard
Long, Andy Goldsworthy, Daniel Ost and
Mark Rothko. Although, my biggest inspiration
comes from nature itself.