Plants (in order of appearance): Berteroa incana (Hoary alyssum), Galium mollugo (Hedge bedstraw), Clematis vitalba (Old man's beard), Scrophularia nodosa (Common figwort)

 The series Beard Prosthesis includes in total 4 images. Starting points of the works are perfectly fitting prosthesis, especially made for each person. Beside thermally shaped acryl glass the prostheses are made out of different plant inflorescences (collected in the fall/ winter season). The plant parts were chosen according to the phenotypic characteristics of the women; in the first place the color and consistence of their hair. The titles of the works are referring to botanical name – giving. The ‘x’ in scientific names of plants stands for a hybrid.

  1. ‘Angel x Galium mollugo’
  2. ‘Linde x Berteroa incana’
  3. ‘Eva x Clematis vitalba’
  4. ‘Maria x Scrophularia nodosa’


photography Helmut Dick 

special thanks to: Eva Klein, Angel Lohr, Maria Watjer, Linde Ruigrok van Werven





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