The text “Man or matter”, 1951 by Ernst Lehr is the poetic inspiration for the exhibition:
”In the life of a plant this principle shows itself most conspicuously where the green leaf is hightend into the flower. While progressing from leaf to flower the plant undergoes a decisive ebb in its vitality. Compared with the leaf, the flower is a dying organ. This dying, however, is a kind we may aptly call a “dying into being”. Life in its mere vegatative form is here seen withdrawing in order that a higher manifestation of the spirit may take place. The same principle can be seen at work in the insect kingdom, when the catepillar’s tremendous titality passses over into the short-lived beauty of the butterfly.
After archieving its masterpiece in the flower, the plant once more goes through a process of withdrawel, this time into the tiny organs of fertilization. After fertilization, the fruit begins to swell; once more the plant produces an organ with more or less conspicuous spatial extension, this is followed by a final and extreme contraction in the forming of the seed inside the fruit, in the seed the plant gives up all outer appearance to such a degree that nothing seems to remain but a small, insignificant speck of organized matter…
Yet this tiny, inconspicuous thing bears in it the power of bringing forth a whole new plant.”
Rune Bosse is a former student og Krabbesholm Højskole. He graduated from the Royal academy of Arts, Copenhagen in 2016.