Margherita 2018

Daisy flower has a very ancient history, is native to the Asian countries in particular grew in the high floors of Tibet. Many traditions and legends have been linked to this flower over time. In the Middle Ages women used it to declare themselves to their beloved. It was customary to tie two daisies on the shield of the sweetheart as a symbol of good luck upon returning from the war. Donating this kind of flower instead meant an invitation to reflect on a loving proposal from a knight. The daisy is therefore the purity par excellence, where purity means that of the body, the spirit and the mind.

In a dystopic vision of the future, a future compromised by unjust choices towards nature, this flower so symbolic in the past, but still so present in our imagination, modifies the structure of its stem by assuming cortical darts likely to those of roses; through a "counterfeiting" by human hands, the daisy, which grows spontaneously in the meadows, in areas not yet contaminated, acquires a defensive function that previously did not possess towards external attacks; although, in general, this is a passive defense mechanism, the intent is to try to make it survive and imagine that it can be genetically transformed to resist, forever.