The Iris is the latest artwork by Rebecca Louise Law, known for using flora as sculptural material that preserves over time. It is 10,000 fresh springtime flowers entwined with copper wire hanging and floating inside NOW Gallery, and turning it into a magical garden. It is a celebration of the iris, as each flower dries within the gallery space over time. Having discovered that the land NOW Gallery sits on today was once a wetland of tidal marshes, the artist’s natural sculpture embraces both past and present, and lets the visitors observe the process of preservation and explore the ephemerality of nature.
‘The Iris’ by Rebecca Louise Law at NOW Gallery, London (Closest tube station: North Greenwich)