There are various inspirations at play here, which all share a generative and autogenic origin. Helen Chadwick’s “Piss Flowers” and Roger Horns’ “Untitled Works” and “Seizure”. The process is simple, my blood drips onto a thick layer of Anhydrous Copper (II) Sulphate (a chemical once used to test for anaemia). On contact with the substratum, my blood immediately forms a bright red “bud”. Then slowly, as my blood interacts with, and feeds the cupric chemistry, a small chimeric flower, comprising copper and my own blood, begins to blossom. Aesthetic beauty created out of an alliance of the fundamentals of self and of chemistry.