Will Hunt Fiora art sculpture Waddesdon Manor
WILL HUNT, Fiora (Botanical series), 2018


Fiora is the first sculpture in the Botanical Series (2018). It took three years to achieve this simple, elegant flower form. Two identical petals are joined together to form a single, slender stem.

Fiora is cast in aluminium alloy, with a matt acrylic finish and mirror polished stainless steel base.

Height 55cm Width 35cm Depth 20cm

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What’s in a name?

Fiora is derived from the Latin root ‘Flōs’, meaning ‘flower, blossom, innocence, virginity’. The name Fiora is also linked to ‘Flōrĕo / Flōrens’ which means ‘bloom, flourish, shine, prosper, be overjoyed’.

Flōra in Roman mythology was the goddess of flowers, gardens and spring and the guardian of the flora, an equivalent of the Greek Chlori. While she was otherwise a relatively minor figure in Roman mythology, being one among several fertility goddesses, her association with the spring gave her particular importance at the coming of springtime. Flōra’s festival, the Floralia, was held between April 28 and May 3 and symbolised the renewal of the cycle of life, drinking, and flowers.


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