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Hedi Jaansoo opens a solo exhibition at Hobusepea Gallery "Flower peas and lion's jaws and remember me"

Hedi Jaansoo: “I have photographed semi-dried cut flowers. With yourself, with the wall, with Grandma. I have glued the pictures together and photographed them with more and less fresh flowers, notes, a wall and vases. I’ve pushed wrinkles into the clay. I’ve braided a scarf. I would like to be like a lion chin, a symbol of women’s strength. I would like to varnish my nails again, but then it will have to be taken off and I will not get it and then they will be semi-varnished longer than they are varnished. Like flowers in a vase, they are longer semi-dried when they are fresh. I want me to be able to say that there is no need to squeeze myself, because it does not help anyone.

The beautiful nymph Paeonia once caught the eye of Apollo. She then became self-aware and terribly flushed when she realized that Aphrodite had watched them flirt. Aphrodite became angry and turned Paeonia into a red peony.

In the Victorian era, people sent each other small flower arrangements to express feelings that society would otherwise find taboo. Flower dictionaries have helped decode speaking bouquets. One such popular dictionary is Routledge’s “Language of Flowers,” published in 1884 and illustrated by Kate Greenaway and reprinted to this day. So it is said that Victorian society literally spoke through flowers about what could not have been talked about.

And you shouldn’t let the peonies wither, because that brings bad luck.

I want to be like a lion’s chin.”

Gallery name: Hobusepea gallery

Address: Hobusepea 2, Tallinn

Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Sun 11:00 - 18:00

Open: 08.07.2021 - 02.08.2021