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3 peonies by stephanie barber


A short, poetic 16mm film from 2017. Three peonies are taped to a red ground until entirely covered with blue painters tape. What begins as a portrait of flowers, a nod to the beauty and delicacy so lauded in Dutch floral painting, turns to a piece reminiscent of modernist painters as the tape covers the stems and buds of the flowers. This is a film which is playing at being a sculpture.