Ariane Vielmetter

Of dignified wallflowers hanging in anticipation, comforted by anonymity, contemplating identity, their ephemeral revelations bestride bloom and wilt. Inspirited by “floriography,” the Victorian practice articulating complex sentiments and often socially unacceptable messages, Ariane Vielmetter corresponds in floral language in her investigation of the fallen and vanished perspicacious female minds throughout arts and literature. Vielmetter uncovers an alternate history validating lineages and credibility to identify with and build on. In Blue Violets, the violet is used as the motif to survey certain acts of disappearances and camouflage. The various implications and representations of the fragile flower are mindfully fabricated in drawings, repurposed ephemera, textiles, repeated patterns, and floral prints. (KG). arianevielmetter.com

White violets, 2015, Gesso, watercolor, and watercolor pencil on paper, 18” x 12”

Floral arrangement, 2015, Mixed media, Approx. 30” x 30”

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