CORONA AUGUSTUS by Beatrice Bobst
by Malamegi Lab
During these troublesome times, I’ve used the medium of painting as a way to exorcise negativity.Inspired by nature, I considered the case of the Semper Augustus, a renowned kind of tulip during the seventeenth century in the Netherlands. Its bulb, infected by the Potyvirus, in full blooming showed beautiful colored streaks on the petals.The negative but not totally destructive essence of the virus had eventually enhanced the tulip, renovating it into a unique variety.Will this be our future?...
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