These works are from Creagh’s The Instant Garden series (2010), inspired by both Dutch flower painting and Persian carpets, and are currently on display in the IVF clinic at Hammersmith. In the process of creating these works, Creagh researched and included many ancient sacred symbols associated with healing, inspired by the idea of the ‘essence’ of flowers having a curative effect.
For these works, Creagh took composite images of industrially grown flowers — petals, leaves and stalks — digitally manipulating them to create kaleidoscopic gardens. The artist writes, ‘The Instant Garden is an attempt to bridge the ‘hand-made’ elements of highly detailed and painstakingly constructed crafts (needlework, lace-making, quilts, crochet, etc.) with the techniques of digital manipulation and construction that have emerged with new twenty-first century photographic software’.
Lisa Creagh is a British photographer based in London. You can view more of her work by visiting her website.