(Biological Determination and the Language of Flowers)
In these images I have chosen a flower to symbolize each female trait assigned by scientists following Darwin’s work with biological determination during the Victorian Age.
Because of these traits it was understood that for society to function properly a woman’s place should be confined to the home.
My use of flowers incorporate the Victorian’s popular pastime called The “Language of Flowers” in which they used flowers as a way to communicate coded messages in an era when direct emotional verbal communication was considered taboo.
Archival Digital prints
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