FEATURED PROJECTS
Karen Azoulay + Planned Parenthood

 
 
 
"Known as "the language of flowers," floriography is a form of coded communication that was popular in Victorian times. Botanical species were assigned sentimental meanings that were collected in exhaustive dictionaries, the blooms’ symbolism varying in tone from sweet to sinister. ‘Message’ depicts the American Sign Language gesture for ‘vagina’, complimented by a bearded iris (indicating ‘I have a message’) and a bloom of justicia (‘the perfection of female loveliness’)." —Karen Azoulay