… a moment – frozen in liquid silicone artist Marc Quinn considers his ‘Garden’ flowers to become equivalent to the pure image for being of dead matter and suspended from further transition. ..
The beauty of a flower relates strongly to its momentary blooming – reflecting a vanity which gets absorbed by the vainness of lasting. Therefore the ambivalence created through the inherent cruelity of the vanishing moment contributes to the emotional effect. In establishing the seemingly everlasting pure image an impulse of irritation shifts perception towards an ambivalence for the never changing – the beauty of the stand-still inherents the torture of being stuck in the ever-same captured movement.
“They become an image of perfect flower, because in reality their matter is dead and they are suspended in a state of transformation between pure image and pure matter.”