Open studio: AnyThing But Zen – Design Canberra Festival

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Open studio: AnyThing But Zen

Carol Cooke

Floriography: The Language of Flowers

The Victorian Era ushered in a time of proper etiquette among the upper class in England during Queen Victoria’s reign (1837-1901). Among the many rules and customs, there were expected behaviours that prohibited outright flirtations, questions, or conversations between others. Flowers were used to convey messages during the Victorian Era. Soon it became popular to use flowers to send secretive messages. Though often portrayed to relay positive messages of interest, affection and love, flowers could also send a negative message and at times, the same flower could have opposite meanings depending on how it was arranged or delivered.

This work was completed during the Covid lock down. Rather than concentrating on the world around me, she has focused on my gardening and a theme of The Language of Flowers emerged.

As part of Design Canberra Carol will be showcasing a SNAPMAKER A350, a 3D printer laser and engraving machine. As part of her art practice and prototyping she will be testing designs to fit the Language of Flowers.

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Open studio: AnyThing But Zen
Sat 28 Nov 2020
Past event
Open studio: AnyThing But Zen

DESIGN Canberra acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of the ACT and surrounding areas. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. We aim to respect cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all Indigenous people.