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  The Language of Flowers 20 Apr 2004  
Image: Ivy (detail) by Joy Gregory
The Language of Flowers was a popular form of communication in Victorian times.

Artist and photograher Joy Gregory takes this language as the theme for her exhibtion.

Joy talks about the technique she uses - cyanotype - to produce her prints.  And she explains the Victorian's symbolic use of flowers:  a sunflower meant 'your devout admirer',  tulips said 'the perfect lover',  elderflower meant 'compassion' and the rosebud indicated a 'heart ignorant of love'.

The Language of Flowers is at the Zelda Cheatle Gallery in Mayfair, London until 30  April 2004  

Zelda Cheatle Gallery - Joy Gregory


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