FLOWERS OF THE NEAR EAST
In the book Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés, the author claims “wildlife and the wild woman are both endangered species”. which led me to think about exile and the female body in exile. This notion brought me to ask the question from my female friends from the middle eastern diaspora, “What flower invokes a sense of nostalgia for you?.” All my research and answers were received through social media and conversation, because my questions about memory and nostalgia, could not be found through Google search. I collected the data of nostalgic flowers then took to the process of 3D scanning to scan each individual flower. The shape of a Rose, Carnation, Jasmine and Damascus Rose now archived, exist eternally within the digital space. A second question arose during the time of this research, “which female musician reminds you and your mother of your homeland?” Asking both generations is important with such inquiries. The result of this research is a publication and a poster series of the scanned flowers with QR codes in the top which can be scanned to then take you to links of the music.