The Blooms consist of hundreds of floral embroideries brought together to bloom and flourish.
The series started from a period of convalescence. While recovering from a major surgery I started going through my collection of vintage flower embroideries, collected over the years from flea markets across the World.
The handiwork in them is a testament to both skill and perseverance and I take comfort in their physical memory. Working with them became a beautifully significant and meditative process. I was mending and gathering together the flowers and their creators while mending myself.
Gumbostrand Konst & Form gallery Finland 2017
Embassy of Finland, Washington D.C. 2018