Ela Cindoruk, 2016, Turkey
I love orchids. They blossom beautifully and fade beautifully.
I loved the forms the owers were taking as they dried on the stems so much that I left them untouched and they dried as they were.
I electroformed the dried orchids with copper and silver. They became immortal. After silver plating, they were sandblasted, spray-painted and patinated. I made mostly necklaces with the simplest chain possible, in order to emphasise the beautiful orchids. Each piece is unique.
Dried orchid, electroplating, spray paint, 13×30cm