During the First World War, Canadian soldier George Stephen Cantlie plucked flowers from the fields of war-torn Europe, sending them home to his baby daughter Celia in Montréal. Artist Viveka Melki presents ten of these century-old flowers in an exhibition that examines human nature in wartime. Using floriography — the Victorian language of flowers — Melki has created an immersive, multisensory experience featuring Cantlie’s letters, specially commissioned optical crystal sculptures, and original scents, interwoven with the personal stories of ten Canadians directly involved in the war.
A touring art exhibition presented by les Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens with the generous support of the Department of Canadian Heritage.
For more information about this exhibition, please visit: warflowers.ca.