Watson - Wisler Summer Breeze
Floriography (language of flowers) is a type of cryptological communication through the use or arrangement of flowers. The concept to visually represent this historic language originated with Caroline Wisler and Rose Watsons affinity for nature. Having refined their individual practices through Visual Arts studies in the Tweed-Byron region, a friendship and collaboration was formed. They share a vision to create artwork with their love for nature and to reveal this lost language using historical and contemporary methods. With Caroline’s love of the traditional photographic process Cyanotype and Rose’s passion for Digital mediums they deliver an alliance where historical techniques merge with the contemporary. Each image conceptualizes a message or sentiment through combining light and shadow allowing a visual representation of the flowers meaning to be conveyed.
Caroline Wisler - Summer Breeze
With a focus on place and environment, through marking time, Caroline Wisler’s practice serves as a recording of flora, found objects, and other materials in their most organic state. The historical photographic technique Cyanotype allows her to create stunning imagery through the direct transfer of plant and found materials. This process harnesses natures’ natural energy, the sun, to capture the marks, shadows, silhouettes, and outlines of found flora and other objects. Her practice is informed and inspired according to the landscape she is working within and the materials found there. Her ‘Palms’ series captures the raw, organic beauty of flora in its’ most natural state, with the bold contours and receding shadows creating imagery that is full of movement, beauty, and elegance.