In French, a still life is called a nature morte which means « Dead Nature ». I like « Still Life » much better as it sounds more positive but in this case « Nature Morte » perfectly describes my feeling and message behind this work. Spring 2021 I picked up some trash and some flowers at the local riverside. I dried the flowers in a book and the dead nature came to live! Collage made with acrylic paint on cardboard fitted into a wooden frame from the fleamarket.