The aim of the project is to show that the darker sides of our personalities have a beauty and attraction. It takes Baudelaire poem of the same name as a starting point in order to create a collection of objects or flowers, something like a catalogue of feelings, or a pagan diary. These flowers have the capacity to transform themselves, for the viewer into ritual objects, mnemonic objects, an object in which each person can deposit their feelings and make their presence and memory permanent.  They are working as emotional containers where we are able to download and deposit our anxieties and in another sense, fetishes as they represent intangible emotions in a concrete form.

 delirium 3.0

delirium 3.0

 
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 poison

poison

  poison detail

poison detail

 
 black night detail

black night detail

 
 black night

black night

 
 
 
 spleen

spleen

 
 bad blood detail

bad blood detail

photos by Manuel Toro