A short film which reveals the process that goes into creating a “sixty-five roses” artwork. It was created by Brighton Linge.
According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, “Sixty-Five Roses” is what some children with cystic fibrosis (CF) call their disease because the words are much easier for them to pronounce. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. An estimated 30,000 children and adults in the United States, 70,000 worldwide, have CF.
My “sixty-five roses” collection is a graphic artistic representation of how I live my life with cystic fibrosis. The repeated “sixty-five roses” phrase imitates my daily breathing treatment and medication routine. The designs created by the phrase signify my ever-reaching desire for perfection. However, when viewed closely each piece reveals multiple flaws, and thus human imperfection and the imperfect human body. This is a reminder that although something may appear perfect from far away, when it is seen up close and in detail, many flaws emerge.