Gallaccio is an artist known for her work with organic materials such as ice, flowers,
fruit and sugar. Her installations often change over time as they melt,
decompose and sprout new life. In Preserve ‘beauty’ over 2000 gerberas were
squashed between huge panes of glass where they were left to whither and rot.
Gallaccio has described gerberas as a ‘disposable commodity’, mass-produced all
year round. Her practice challenges romantic ideas of nature and culture, life