Like no other flower, the poppy has played an unique role in religion, mythology, politics and medicine. Growing best in a natural environment, scarlet poppies are in full bloom in late spring. One of the first wildflowers to colonise cornfields, it pollinated the battle zones of the First World War and has since become the flower of Remembrance.
The red poppy, which is such an emotive and classic symbol, is represented within the artwork as a highly personified version of it’s true self. Playful and charismatic, the poppy responds amusingly to the on-look and interaction of the viewer. At times a second poppy will grow, and then end up getting itself into a twisting state. Larger movements of the viewer may cause the poppy petals to fall from the flower; only to be brought back through a new blooming.
Signature: Signed certificate by the artist
Image rights: Priveekollektie & Dominic Harris
Solo exhibition "celebrating 7 year anniversary of Dominic Harris' works by Priveekollektie" October-November 2016; PAD London; The Salon Art + Design New York 2016; Art Miami 2016
About Dominic Harris
Since establishing Cinimod Studio, a multi-disciplinary, London-based practice in 2007, artist and designer Dominic Harris has gained international attention for his digitally-driven works of interactive art. Harris has devoted recent years to seamlessly blending natural phenomena with complex code through integrated electronics and innovative fabrication techniques. Inspired by the architectural interventions of James Turrell and Dan Flavin, Dominic offers viewers a sublime experience of their surrounding environment in his surreal installations that wryly illuminate the effect of digital culture on human perception in the information age. One of the artist’s most ambitious pieces invited participants to wildly gesture or attempt to change their own heart rate, which would in turn light up the London Eye.
British, b. 1976, based in London, United Kingdom