The Promise of Blooming

Edén Barrena

“走入老城区中,最吸引我的是上海弄堂里居民们用心养护的花花草草,自然成型的城中植物园。几个月来我走访了许多这些街坊邻里并记录下花园中的植物。画画只需要纸和笔,是最适合于观察、记录、和探索未知的方式。通过观察和描绘每一片枝叶和花朵的姿态,也让我得以在这个拥有两千四百万人口的城市里窥见到如此渺小又充满生机的生命绽放。” —— Edén Barrena

旧市街に入って一番惹かれたのは、上海の路地に住む人たちが丹精込めて手入れをしている草花と、自然の形をした植物園でした。 この数ヶ月の間に、私はこれらの近所の多くを訪問し、庭園の植物を文書化しました。 紙と鉛筆だけで絵を描くことは、観察し、記録し、未知の世界を探求するための最良の方法です。 枝や葉っぱ、花の一本一本の仕草を観察して描くことで、人口24000万人の街の中で、このような小さくて生き生きとした生命の花を垣間見ることができました。—— Edén Barrena

“What attracted me most when I entered the old city was the flowers and plants that the residents of Shanghai's alleys with great care, and the city's naturally shaped botanical gardens. Over the past few months, I have visited many of these neighborhoods and documented the plants in the gardens. Drawing with just paper and pencil is the best way to observe, record, and explore the unknown. By observing and depicting the gestures of each branch, leaf, and flower, I was also able to get a glimpse of such a small and vibrant bloom of life in a city of twenty-four million people."—— Edén Barrena

160 Pages
11 x 13 cm
2018
Bananafish Books

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