The Flower Shaman appeared at the Arts in Nature Festival

Photo by Bruce Clayton Tom

“During the ceremony, visitors shared stories of personal struggle, loss and hope with the Flower Shaman. Together they planted seeds of the skeleton flower, an Asian flower that turns from white to a glassy transparency when it rains. The seedlings are now growing and will be on display at the performance in February.”

—Degenerate Art Ensemble’s artistic director Haruko Crow Nishimura, seen here as the Flower Shaman, in a dress made of more than 7,000 hand-painted silk flowers, during a Seed Ceremony at the recent Arts in Nature Festival in West Seattle. The ceremony was part of the creation process of Skeleton Flower, DAE’s latest performance work that will premiere in February 2019.