Dead Narcissus

The Dead Narcissus project explores the myth of narcissus in terms of memory, identity and loss.  In this series of works, every aspect of the narcissus is examined virtually; coating them in wax, crushing the blooms to produce ink and working with a chemist to recreate the sickly sweet aroma of the flower at the moment when the bloom begins to decay.  The scent is then instilled in candles which act as momento mori to a flower that withers immediately after it comes fully into bloom.