Paris / 2018
Paris / 2018

Medinilla magnifica, Lilium candidum
and a metal paper clip

Roses for Mother
Roses for Mother

Everything stands in order: roses are for mother,
fists are for strangers.

But after that, it gets complicated:
there are more capitols than the countries in the world,
everything has its limits,
love ends,
mind wanders aimlessly,

colours blend with the distance,
my dog seems to be smiling
to any blue eyes that look like yours.

Warsaw / 2018
Warsaw / 2018

Metrosideros excelsa, Papaver somniferum,
Hippeastrum amaryllidaceae and a rubber band

Woodstock / 2018
Woodstock / 2018

Nepenthes alata, Lathyrus odoratus,
Iris germanica, gaffer tape and rubber bands

New York City / 2018
New York City / 2018

Lilium orientalis, Aloe ferox, Sansevieria kirkii,
gaffer tape, a twine and a metal bottle cork

New York City / 2018
New York City / 2018

Cotinus coggygria, Iris germanica, gaffer tape,
metal paper clips and rubber bands

Roses for Mother
Roses for Mother

There is a Polish expression:

“You can get infected by someone else’s optimism.”

Perhaps I was born optimistic, or I may have been slowly “infected” by my mother’s optimism. She finds the positive in any situation; even when it’s cold, grey and raining outside, she will say: “What a beautiful downpour!”

We are divided by 6,000 miles. What connects us is our shared optimism and the postcards I send her while I travel. She can’t join me, although I would love to take her everywhere with me.

It is she who taught me how to be curious and look for the beauty and the positive in all. A part of her continues to push me forward, and, in return, I send her fragments of what I see.

This project was created solely by me, photographs of my own compositions, yet it was influenced by my mother’s positive outlook. I collect the sticks and flowers, arrange them patiently and in silence. The sticks snap, the flowers bend and die, rubber bands break, tape fails to hold the composition, things fall apart even before I manage to take a picture. I sit there, painstakingly working on each composition, and I never forget who told me to believe that everything is possible.

I would love to show my Mum all the capitols of the world and more. Until I am able to do this I will continue to share with her my postcards and these images of flowers I collect along the way. Roses for Mother.

London / 2018
London / 2018
Brooklyn / 2018
Brooklyn / 2018
New York City / 2018
New York City / 2018
Stockholm / 2018
Stockholm / 2018
Roses for Mother / Exhibition
Roses for Mother / Exhibition

I’m delighted to invite you for my solo exhibition in 6x7 Leica Gallery Warsaw. The opening had its place on Friday, December 14th, 2018 in Warsaw, Poland, where the exhibition is on show until February 9th, 2019.


6x7 Leica Gallery Warsaw
Mysia 3 Street, 2nd Floor
Warsaw, Poland

Please be my guest, come and see this latest project of mine dedicated entirely to my Mum. Thank you!

dominik tarabanski - visual conversation roses for mother - leica 6x7 gallery warsaw 01.jpg
Roses for Mother / Fine Art Prints
Roses for Mother / Fine Art Prints

All artworks from this series are available in the form of limited collector prints, printed on matt paper meeting highest archival standards. For availability and prices.

For availability, prices and framing options, please see prints section here or contact 6x7 Leica Gallery Warsaw.

Paris / 2018
Roses for Mother
Warsaw / 2018
Woodstock / 2018
New York City / 2018
New York City / 2018
Roses for Mother
London / 2018
Brooklyn / 2018
New York City / 2018
Stockholm / 2018
Roses for Mother / Exhibition
dominik tarabanski - visual conversation roses for mother - leica 6x7 gallery warsaw 01.jpg
Roses for Mother / Fine Art Prints
Paris / 2018

Medinilla magnifica, Lilium candidum
and a metal paper clip

Roses for Mother

Everything stands in order: roses are for mother,
fists are for strangers.

But after that, it gets complicated:
there are more capitols than the countries in the world,
everything has its limits,
love ends,
mind wanders aimlessly,

colours blend with the distance,
my dog seems to be smiling
to any blue eyes that look like yours.

Warsaw / 2018

Metrosideros excelsa, Papaver somniferum,
Hippeastrum amaryllidaceae and a rubber band

Woodstock / 2018

Nepenthes alata, Lathyrus odoratus,
Iris germanica, gaffer tape and rubber bands

New York City / 2018

Lilium orientalis, Aloe ferox, Sansevieria kirkii,
gaffer tape, a twine and a metal bottle cork

New York City / 2018

Cotinus coggygria, Iris germanica, gaffer tape,
metal paper clips and rubber bands

Roses for Mother

There is a Polish expression:

“You can get infected by someone else’s optimism.”

Perhaps I was born optimistic, or I may have been slowly “infected” by my mother’s optimism. She finds the positive in any situation; even when it’s cold, grey and raining outside, she will say: “What a beautiful downpour!”

We are divided by 6,000 miles. What connects us is our shared optimism and the postcards I send her while I travel. She can’t join me, although I would love to take her everywhere with me.

It is she who taught me how to be curious and look for the beauty and the positive in all. A part of her continues to push me forward, and, in return, I send her fragments of what I see.

This project was created solely by me, photographs of my own compositions, yet it was influenced by my mother’s positive outlook. I collect the sticks and flowers, arrange them patiently and in silence. The sticks snap, the flowers bend and die, rubber bands break, tape fails to hold the composition, things fall apart even before I manage to take a picture. I sit there, painstakingly working on each composition, and I never forget who told me to believe that everything is possible.

I would love to show my Mum all the capitols of the world and more. Until I am able to do this I will continue to share with her my postcards and these images of flowers I collect along the way. Roses for Mother.

London / 2018
Brooklyn / 2018
New York City / 2018
Stockholm / 2018
Roses for Mother / Exhibition

I’m delighted to invite you for my solo exhibition in 6x7 Leica Gallery Warsaw. The opening had its place on Friday, December 14th, 2018 in Warsaw, Poland, where the exhibition is on show until February 9th, 2019.


6x7 Leica Gallery Warsaw
Mysia 3 Street, 2nd Floor
Warsaw, Poland

Please be my guest, come and see this latest project of mine dedicated entirely to my Mum. Thank you!

Roses for Mother / Fine Art Prints

All artworks from this series are available in the form of limited collector prints, printed on matt paper meeting highest archival standards. For availability and prices.

For availability, prices and framing options, please see prints section here or contact 6x7 Leica Gallery Warsaw.

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