Project created in collaboration with Kristina Feldhammer.
Grow in the those No Dandelions Allowed zones. Grow where they want to crush you. Grow where they don’t want you. Grow, especially, where there are manicured lawns and tidy spaces. Your presence makes the Enforced Order known. Rise, transform, send out seeds. Germinate. Roar. - poem by June Chua.
all of me today is full of dandelions they purr and whisper in the lungs lined with yellowness I admire them for their courage and insolence how they grow climb up stretch proudly look straight to the sun aware of the shortness of life and their ungraceful adolescence ugly ducklings they spread their wings petals they draw handfuls of life you’re not scared of concrete narrow gaps in the paving slabs reluctant looks of gardeners you are for yourself the sun shaking your golden manes when I bend over you I hear gently grunting lions - M.S.
wedged in between pavement bricks ideal reaching the cobblestones a floral carpet under my feet step carefully you tread on her dreams - M.S.
Dandelion Clock –
The fluffy dandelion seed head is like a barometer. In fine weather the ball extends fully, but when rain approaches, it shuts like an umbrella. If the weather is inclined to be showery it keeps shut all the time, only opening when the threat of rain is past. – from Culpeper’s Complete Herbal.
"don't cast a shadow my life is too short soon I'll transform in a fluffy ball I'll fly away with the wind" - M.S.
As human beings we are beings of nature. Living in an urban environment, we are faced with daily challenges. Surrounded in an environment of speed, pollution and stress – how can we access the nature we carry within ourselves? How can we feed our need for movement and craving for space? How can we be wild in enclosed, curated spaces and structures? And can wildness also be a restoration of order instead of an embracing of disorder? (by Kristina Feldhammer).
Handmade prints by Kristina Feldhammer
Bold and tenacious. Crossing borders, they fit into and bloom in whatever space they desire. Their roots always steadfast, defying even the most adverse circumstances. - K.F.