Saturday, September 26, 2015

A Message for my Daughter by Erika Masterson

You’re Invited!
“A Message for my Daughter”
Opening Reception
Saturday October 10th 2-7pm
1610 Pineapple Ave. (Downtown Eau Gallie)
Hors Deourves and Drinks will be served

Artist Statement

A Message for my daughter is a collection of 30 images of 9-10 year-old girls draped in flowers with a significant meaning meant just for them.  They represent the vulnerability of young girls based on the messages that their mothers give them.

To create the work I gathered participants for the project, asked their mothers for five words that describe their daughter, then chose the flower that had similar  meaning based on a Victorian flower dictionary and the book, The meaning of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

 I bought and made fresh flower crowns and scarves for the girls to wear along with vintage Victorian dresses from my collection. 

These photographs represent the vulnerability of a young girls spirit. I am seeking to spread a positive message to mothers and their daughters and share the beautiful spirit within them through flowers.

Erika Masterson
Photographic artist

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