I wish smoking was good for you

Personification of surrounding objects smoking cigarettes

In this new series ‘I wish smoking was good for you’ Rhea continues her conversation of identity yet turns to the objects surrounding us, such as clothes, chairs, cups and tables to represent our responses to the current state of society. Stiff leather boots to express change yet to come or an empty wonky chair to relate loneliness. Rhea takes everything she has learnt from her experience in the fashion industry and pours it into florals inspired by her Maltese heritage. This new series is a response to the struggles faced and the struggles coming. “We as a humanity have been through so much, even the flowers are smoking. Life can so often seem elusive and heavy, I wanted to magic a happy reflection of confinement, uncertainty and strangeness.”


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