30 April 2008, ca 17:00
Front yard of an apartment house, Bethaniendamm, Kreuzberg, Berlin
Sara and I were both struck by these tulips, which were totally ausgefranzt – frayed out. They had violently crimped and ruffled and green-yellow streaked and crumpled petals. The photo doesn’t really capture the weird violence of their form, like some kind of f-you to the common image of tulips as a closed, smooth, almost designed egg of even, cheerful, inoffensive color.