A Thousand Fallen Blossoms

Aliki Braine

26 March - 14 May 2021

Exhibited for the first time, A Thousand Fallen Blossoms brings elements of Japan to Birmingham through two new series of work by London-based artist Aliki Braine.

Inspired by a trip to Tokyo and Kyoto during the Sakura cherry blossom season, Braine has created extraordinary images that offer a fresh sense of awe and original interpretation of the immersive experience of Hanami, the traditional Japanese custom of viewing and honouring the transient beauty of the blossoms.  In recognition of this phenomenon, these works convey both the profusion and fragility of the blossom petals from their magnificence on the branch to their life’s end on the ground below.