“Violets symbolize failure in life and working life. At my first summer job, I was 16 years old and tended violets, among other things, at a gardening section. An older “colleague” spread rumors of me and bullied me – the best day of that summer was the ending of that job.
Three summers ago at a cabin, I started pressing violets on paper, and I got lovely pigment out of them. Ever since I have experimented on pressing different color violets on various papers. The process itself is slow. Pressing violets takes at least a day, but to new flower to bloom takes a week – which is a very long time to wait when you have an urge to do. I guess this is my way of processing things that have happened.”