Bee Flowers Statement

Artist Statement

Russian urban space consists almost entirely of concrete panel houses of only a few types that are found all across the nation, making most cities look quite alike. At a city's outer limits, the landscape alters abruptly and radically: without the urban sprawl that goes hand in hand with free enterprise, the Socialist City had no suburban state.

I felt captivated by the starkness of shape and color in the outer areas of the city. I was by turns puzzled and thrilled by the bizarre and raw rhythms of the randomly dispersed housing blocks that fail to create streets and boulevards in any definable sense. It all seemed to result from a creative system generously embracing chanceā€¦ and even failure.

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