oil on canvas
250 x 168,5 cm (98 1/2 x 66 3/8 in.)
verso signed, dated and titled
In an interview with Germano Celant in 2013, Quinn said of his frozen flowers: "These plants, in order to look like they live forever, they have to give up their life. What was really engaging for me, when you put a plant in frozen silicone it immediately freezes and is no longer a plant - it becomes a sculpture of the plant. It's the purest form of making sculpture, because you get the actual object and then that object, made of atoms, becomes a sculpture of itself. It's happened in a magical moment - and it's the moment of release. It's like you find it in religion - transfiguration, when people get taken to heaven."