My Friends

Zeren Badar ― Artist

New York, NY, USA

Abstract & Collage Carbon

"In the art world, there is a clique that believes identity relates to race, sexual orientation etc. What else defines identity?  I decided to pick a different approach. In this project, I examine the relationship between identity and flowers.

Flowers serve as symbol for mind and spirit revealing one’s identity. I ask friends to bring flowers of their choice. I want to see and document how people’s flower choices show their identity. Each photograph is titled as the person who brought the flowers. These images are highly conceptual portraits of my friends."