The blue rose
Roses usually remain in our memory mainly as red, yellow, and pink or white. And blue roses cannot exist without artificially creating them. Because roses need a pigment called delphinidin to give them a blue light, it is a substance that cannot be produced in nature. That's why no matter how much you cross, you can't make blue roses. However, due to human efforts to overturn the impossible laws of nature and make it possible, we finally made blue roses in 2004. After 13 years of joint research, the blue rose was born between the Australian company Florizine and the Japanese company Suntory. In other words, flowers are artificially created by manipulating specific genes. Previously, when humans wanted to make blue roses, they dyed white roses. It is unique that roses can make their blue flowers without staining them individually.
Perhaps that's why the flower language of the blue rose is the overcoming of the impossible and the love that doesn't give up. The blue color of the original flower expresses mysticism or the spirit of challenge that makes the impossible possible.
Blue roses traditionally signify mysticism or the achievement of the impossible.
And in sleeve myths, the blue rose was believed to bring youth or grant wishes.
The blue rose meant something impossible or something you couldn't have because it couldn't be obtained naturally.
Today, I took the time to draw a blue rose.
As I always feel, blue flowers are mysterious but difficult to describe. Because blue has its energy, it often collides with flowers' splendor and bright power.
The blue color presents meanings of depth, stability, confidence, loyalty, trust, wisdom, peace and intelligence. And also it can support with energy for calms, relaxes, protects. But it works negatively sometimes with depression, coolness and conservativeness.
In the past, I have painted other blue flowers besides blue roses.
The emotions I feel from blue flowers are mainly cold and melancholy.
But this time, I drew a rose using blue, which is rather cold, limited, and above all depressing.
I hope that the spirit of challenging the impossible of the blue rose itself can overcome the prejudice that blue flowers give.
Myungja Anna Koh