series 

Bullets in Bloom

2009 - 2010

This series “Bullets in Bloom” was borne out of the discovery that the impact of a bullet on certain surfaces sometimes creates a flower-like shape. This strong paradox of something so lethal and manmade creating an effect so beautiful and natural fascinated me. I began to explore the visual impact of such an effect.

 

I experience the analogy of a continuum between a form of life and death. Working on readymade wallpaper with some basic flower designs, I feel the freedom to experiment with materials such as ink, oil and various industrial materials. The investigative process led me to some authentic photographs showing wounds from live ammunition, which helped me understand the physicality of this unusual coincidence.

Impact 5
Impact 5

2009-10, oil on wall paper, 37.5x40.5 cm

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Impact 9
Impact 9

2009-10, oil on wall paper, 37.5x37.5 cm

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Impact 10
Impact 10

2009-10, oil on wall paper, 37.5x41 cm

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Impact 2
Impact 2

2009-10, oil on wall paper, 41x37.5 cm

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Impact 4
Impact 4

2009-10, oil on wall paper, 41.5x37.5 cm

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Curved bullet
Curved bullet

Mixed technique on wallpaper, 36x38 cm, 2019

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Flower
Flower

Mixed technique on wood, 30x37 cm, 2019

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Dismantled bullet
Dismantled bullet

oil on paper, 36x21 cm, 2019

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Misleading bullet
Misleading bullet

oil on paper, 36x52 cm, 2019

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Bullet strikes metal I
Bullet strikes metal I

oil on metal, 30x60 cm, 2019

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Bullet strikes metal II
Bullet strikes metal II

oil on metal, 60x50 cm, 2019

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Ammunition falling apart on metal
Ammunition falling apart on metal

oil on metal, 70x50 cm, 2019

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Injury
Injury

Mixed technique on paper, 33x48 cm, 2019

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Tearing the skin
Tearing the skin

Mixed technique on paper, 33x48 cm, 2019

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