collage and watercolour 2021 22.5″h, 21.75″
This composition is based on a floral clock that Linnaeus theorized. The title refers to the different groupings of opening and closing times; meterorici are blooms whose opening and closing times are weather dependent, tropici opening and closing times depend on the length of daylight and acquinoctales blooms have fixed opening and closing times.
Shadows refer to a sundial and give us some orientation to the time of day. It was interesting to find a way to illustrate more than 12 hours on a clock face.
These are the flower’s opening or closing times:
yellow goatsbeard 3-5am
Canadian hawkweed 6-8am
garden lettuce closing 9-11am
marsh sowthistle 12-2pm
Cannabis sativa 4:20pm
rough hawkbit closing 3-5pm
European white water Lilly closing 6-8pm