Our Beloved

Ed Pien - guest artist


Floral offerings seem indispensable in most cultures’ funeral rites. Our Beloved is a monumental installation, comprising 144 images of funereal flowers. While some are fresh and resplendent, others are dying or have long since decayed. Artificial ones also figure prominently here. These floral offerings are photographed from the General Cemetery in Santiago, Chile. The colourfully decorated burial sites there seem to overflow with love and joy of lives once lived. Presenting floral images is my attempt to borrow, in order to share some of these touching emotions and pay respect to our missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. 



Materials: framed digital prints

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