The Flower Evolution Collection

Inspired by the relationship between humanity and nature acknowledging the feminine life-cycle, van Zeijl allows her practice to evolve as nature takes its course and offers an alternative concept of beauty; symbolizing the reinvention of the self. The Collection is a tribute to the natural change of life translating natural beauty inherent in death and decay. One morning, 14 million years ago, just after sunrise the first flower opens to receive the rays of the sun. Much later, those delicate and fragrant beings would come to play an essential part in evolution of consciousness of another species. Humans would increasingly be drawn to and fascinated by them. Flowers were the first being humans came to value, which had no link to some way of survival. They provided inspiration. Seeing beauty in a flower could awaken humans to the beauty that is an essential part of their own innermost being, their true nature.