Thursday, March 01, 2007

Photographer Sigrid Rothe @ UNESCO

My friend and photographer Sigrid Rothe will show her work at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris from March 5-15. If you happen to be in in town, go see it !! Her flower close ups are great - like the one on the wall behind her in her New York appartment - and so are the images from her trip to Nepal two years ago. If Paris seems too far, check out her brand new website at
The opening is on March 8th from 6:30pm to 7:30 pm at the Unesco at 125 Avenue de Suffren:
"The exhibit of the German photographer Sigrid Rothe shows extreme flower close ups, so called "Photographic Paintings" and photographs taken during the Festival of Tihar in Nepal in November 2005.

These are showing Mandala like ornaments, drawn in form of a circle with white rice powder, vermillion pigments, flower petals, rice grains and fruit in front of every home to attract Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth to bring good fortune and prosperity in the year to come.

The flower Portraits are stunning - even familiar species turn into exotic creatures, glowing in flaming colors. Their exhuberance, liveliness, fragility and mortality seem to visualize the inner resemblance, despite an infinit variety of appearance, of all living beings."


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