Dear Roozen A & B

Print A

Print B (25 days later)


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“We are dying. We think we are not. This is a good argument for giving up thinking. Spend one night each week, in candlelight.” 

from Deborah Hay, “My Body, The Buddhist”, 2013

“Roozen” is the old Dutch word for roses. Dutch still-life painting was always an inspiration to me, an interest that influences this piece and my other works with flowers.

The image (A) was made on 14. October 2015, the second image (B) I made 25 days later, on 7. November 2015. 

The flowers were used to cover the stage of a dance performance. After the show, me and three companions sneaked backstage to steal the roses, as we felt sorry for wasting them. Someone had plastic bags, and we stuffed them with rosebuds. One used the petals to mark the way from the theatre to her home, which I think is an excellent idea to mark the city. With a bag full of rosebuds I went back to my studio and created this composition. I do not remember if I decided that night to let the flowers sit for some time, and see how things change or if I just forgot about it. However, at one point, I decided to wait, which lead to the second image 25 days later. 

A draft of a letter.

At the time, I drafted a letter about the work which I may or may not have sent to one companion of that miraculous evening. This draft gives me, and hopefully, you too an insight into the atmosphere in which the work came to life. I was reading Hay’s book at the time, and the initial quote was in the draft too. Here are some fragments of my own writing from that letter/note:

“…kind of magical that we both without knowing kept the flowers so long… waiting as if there was a promise that something special would happen.”

“My approach to death is that I try to live in a way that allows me to be alright with dying every moment. So for example, if I knew I would die in the next minute, would I still continue to write this letter, is this important to me?”

“To kiss you felt like I never kissed before, but not in a romantic way more in a way, “I forgot how to kiss.” And it is really strange to feel again like a beginner, but it is also great to learn something new. “

…and further:

“…I think when one starts to write about kissing, it is a good point to stop writing.”

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Specifications:

  • Size: 39.3″ x 27.6″ (DIN B1 100 x 70 cm) 
  • Printed on matt, heavy paper
  • Shipped in a strong protective poster tube
  • Worldwide shipping included

Extra-large Print

& Orignal Rose

I really love extra large prints. I made a couple for my studio and they look amazing:

With every extra large print, you will also receive one rose from the original composition. Please indicate which flower you like to receive in your order note during check out. See an overview further down↓

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Details:

  • Limited edition signed and numbered
  • Original flower of your choice in an archival box
  • Print size: each 63″ x 47″ (160 x 120 cm) 
  • Printed on matt, Latex paper
  • Shipped in a strong protective poster tube
  • Online Track and Trace & Insurance
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How large is extra large? Here the print with size reference.

After I took the last image, I placed all the flowers in archive boxes and numbered them. One rose ships with every extra large print order. Like rose #20 below, first come first served.


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#1 Aster gone

Archival Box Size: 4 x 4 cm

#2 Aster

Archival Box Size: 4.5 x 4.5 cm

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Harald Geisler, Roozen #3

#3

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Harald Geisler, Roozen #4

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#5 (sold)

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#6 Pink Floyd

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#10 Aster

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#14 Finesse

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#15 Forever

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#21 Nicole

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#24 Forever

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