Miriam Simun's Ceremony For New York's Only Endangered Flower
New York’s only endangered flower, Agalinis Acuta, is the only flower in the state to be federally protected. Creative Capital artist Miriam Simun has worked with chemists, botanists and perfumers to capture its scent for the first time ever. Her multidisciplinary art project “Agalinis Dreams,” commemorates this flower that blooms only once a year: it is an attempt to grapple with what many scientists call a “mass extinction” that we have been experiencing in recent decades.
You can also see objects from “Agalinis Dreams” as an installation as part of Ronald Feldman Fine Arts’ “Wave & Particle,” a group exhibition of over 20 Creative Capital artists.