Change strengthens us, it is liberating and, like Nature, offers freedom and opportunities. In this line of botanical research, LooseLeaf studies plants and flowers when what can be considered “their best moment” has already passed, and celebrates all of their phases, not just when they bloom. “This process helps us understand the importance of Nature and learning from its nobility”, they state. This installation entices us to dive into the vibrant beauty of change, insinuating the impermanence of life and the search for paradise.
When Wona and Charlie met in Germany – she was taking a Master’s course in floristry and he was working at the United Nations – the floral art world gained a pair of artists determined to introduce nature into our lives. Their “botanical design” studio, in a former warehouse in Melbourne, is a magical place for natural experimentation. Everything Loose Leaf creates is a result of observation of Nature. Beyond their famous “Monstera chandeliers”, those marvellous hanging installations of monstera and palm tree leaves that have made them so highly acclaimed, Charlie and Wona’s proposals always encourage us to reconnect with Nature.