Each of us has a connection to nature — a primal response to certain landscapes — yet we don’t always use it as raw material for our own work. Not content with “letting nature take its course”, the artists shown here reclaim and manipulate plant materials to create their own botanical curiosities. From the epic installation Falling Garden by Swiss collaborators Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger to the exquisitely detailed Flower Constructions by Dutch artist Anne ten Donkelaar, the following examples reconsider the natural world in new and unusual ways.
Flower Constructions by Dutch artist Anne Ten Donkelaar
, created with pressed flowers and flowers cut from printed matter mounted three-dimensionally with specimen pins Flower Construction #23
Flower Construction #24
Flower Construction #27
Flower Construction #28
Flower Construction #33
Leaves by English artist Susanna Bauer Trans-Plant #3, Magnolia leaves with cotton yarn
Rising I, magnolia leaves with cotton yarn
Aura, magnolia leaf with cotton yarn
Close, magnolia leave with cotton yarn
Cube Tree #2, photographed by Simon Cook
Environmental installations by Welsh artist Tim PughHunter/Gatherer is a themed collection of visual inspiration, sourced from the research of Laura Tarrish (www.lauratarrish.com), a graphic designer, illustrator, and ephemera collector based in Portland, Oregon.
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