Thistle is a fierce plant well armored with
sharp prickles all over itself, from the stem to
leaves to flower buds—much protection
for its soft purple flowers. After blooming, the
plant sends out feathery white thistledown into
created with hundreds of thistle plants, stemming
perpendicularly from the wall, outlining two silhouettes
of a standing and a bending figure.
The performer then positions herself inside
the thistle field, disguised/ camouflaged with
thistledown. The beautiful plants surround
the body as if protecting her,
while she is in fact being embraced by
the countless thorns of the plants.
Photo by Tina Chang