TIFA 2021 Fine Art / Still Life

Corona Botanics

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Still Life
  • Photographer
    Marta Wapiennik
  • Technical Info
    Digital Photographs On A Photographic High Quality Paper, High:40cm / Width: 30cm
  • Photo Date

I made the "Corona Botanics" series during the strict lockdown in Poland. I combined everyday objects (and those connected with the COVID-19 pandemic) from my home with garden flowers. My idea was to use this configuration as a metaphor for coping mechanisms. I mainly based on the positive aspect of emotion-focused coping, which plants stand for in this project. Optimism, humour, gratefulness, and kindness - have become crucial for maintaining good mental health in a world of restraints and restrictions.