digital photography inkjet print on archival paper
17 inx22 in
About the piece
This photo belongs to my series The Floating World which is based in the Japanese Ukiyo-e culture that represents the transient and ephemeral nature of life and also the realm of worldly pleasures. Interestingly, the term "ukiyo" in Japanese Budhism also represents the sorrowful world with its endless cycle of birth, life, suffering, death and rebirth. The flowers portrayed in this series are experiencing a process of transformation, between life and death, pleasure and sorrow. They are no longer part of a plant or a whole. They are now free to seek and follow their individual path. They are alone, by themselves and are at the mercy of nature, of the unknown. So, these flowers represent an individual with his/her personal and unique history spreading out through his/her existence and also at the end or the transformation of it. They are not portraying a still life but a changing, moving life.
This photo is sold in 3 different sizes and editions:
17 x 22 in = Edition of 25
24 x 34 in - Edition of 15 US$ 1000
33.5 x 51 in - Edition of 15 US$ 1500 to Edition of 10
About the artist
Josiane Dias is a Brazilian photographer currently based in Tel Aviv Since 1993, when she left her hometown, Curitiba, she has lived in Geneva, Tokyo and New York City. Living in so many different cultures has influenced her photography in different levels.
Her work is inspired by the urban and natural landscape but not in a straightforward sense. She looks for the unnoticed and the unexpected detail of these landscapes, for something ephemeral yet permanent.
Dias studied at the International Center of Photography and at the National Academy School in New York, NY.
Her work has been featured in several exhibitions in New York, including the National Academy Museum, Soho Photo Gallery, Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, United Nations Headquarters, and is included in private collections.