Buckman further probes the intertwinement of transience and growth in her large-scale photographs of floral arrangements. Flowers have symbolized femininity throughout art history, conveying bounty, verdancy, and life. In her photos, Buckman poses bouquets, wrapped in black plastic bags and in varying states of decay, against a black background. The result is sepulchral, the black plastic encasing each arrangement like a body bag. The lushness of the flowers is not entirely lost in these images, but one can sense life waning in each. The photographs operate as memento mori: a visual reminder of life and death, and the fleeting nature of beauty.