Nadege Meriau says "These images may be seen as a celebration of nature and the principles of Life, Regeneration and Death . However they may also be read as metaphors for the therapeutic process which involves "digging things up", "bringing darkness into the light", and "going back to the roots" .The plant is exposed in its wholeness, not just showing the "pretty side" but also the roots which are usually kept hidden. By revealing its shadow side the plant reveals and releases the source of its vitality."
French born photographer Nadege Meriau moved to London after completing her photographic studies at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design in 1997. Whilst a commercial photographer, Nadege maintains a focus on personal projects and she has exhibited widely throughout Europe at, amongst Arles Festival of Photography, the Association of Photographers Gallery, the Tom Blau Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery. She recently featured in the Schweppes Photographic Portrait Prize 2005 and her most recent show "The Secret Garden" took place in central London last June where she exhibited large scale images evoking the dark side of fairy tales.