(Nothing but) Flowers is Cristina Pancini's diary of dilated geographies and timelines, between Lipsia, Milan and Tuscany, from February 2014 to September 2015, till today.
In February 2014, Cristina spent a month in Lipsia, living in Natasha’s room, a young Russian woman. There, she found herself in a private space, characterised by objects and unfamiliar memories.
Led by curiosity, she observed the objects and gave them a life, a possible narrative. Among many charms, she discovered the recurring presence of pictures of flowers and decided to draw some of them for Natasha.
Wild carrots, wild blue bottles, mallows, daisies, wild orchids, wild saffrons, framed and hung above the bed, near the window.
On the table, she left a letter and an invitation for Natasha to do what she wants with that present. During the following months, far away from Lipsia, waiting for an answer from Natasha - that never arrived - ; Cristina carried on drawing flowers.
The book gathers the trails of this experience, interwoven places, identities and different cultures.