“I started the Floating Garden series in the summer of 2019. It all began with a single rose. The rose my daughter received for her 18th birthday. This rose prompted me to think about youth, beauty, transience… I wanted somehow to preserve it from decay, so without much planning and thinking, I put it in the water and iced it. After a while, it came to me how to shoot it in order to emphasize the delicate structure of the petals and maintain its natural color. In addition to rose petals, I began experimenting with other flowers, leaves, twigs, grasses, seeds – everything I would find in my garden. When I shoot, I pay a lot of attention to lighting and composition, frame, shapes, textures and colors. In this natural and delicate world around us I find an endless source of metaphors for life and transience of our human existence.” – Maja Strgar Kurecic
The series won numerous awards last year (Gold at TIFA 2019, Gold at BIFA 2020, 1st place at 15th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Silver at San Francisco Bay International Photography Awards, Silver at MIFA 2020 and bronze at PX3 Paris, etc.).
Maja Strgar Kurecic : Floating Garden
April 22 – May 6, 2021
Kaptol 26, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia