Fleur Alston

British artist Fleur Alston’s work is concerned with our relationship with the natural world and the objects used in her photo collages are heavily symbolic of life and death.  The artist believes people are now so far removed from the cycles of the living world that they either fear that unknown exponentially, or crave intimate knowledge of it.

In some ways Fleur’s work is exploring this disorder and departure from nature.  Her new body of work explores the changes in a single flower over a period of time; highlighting the various contortions, unexpected movements and beauty of the flower as it ages.  Each image in this floral series is a combination of 6 photographs, taken every other day, over a period of 12 days.    The result is a secret world that is subtly revealed to us, in all its natural beauty.