Pressed flower sculptures

. . . Ignacio Canales Aracil is a Spanish flower sculptor who explores the ephemeral qualities of the continual wheel of life. He adopts the old fashioned Victorian craft of flower pressing, and creates elegant new age pieces of beautiful art. The fragile nature of his works echo the fragility and preciousness of time and also juxtaposes life and death. I think his work is absolutely stunning, and celebrates the innate charm that every flower has . . .

 

 

 

 

Illustrations by Carne Griffiths

. . . Carne Griffiths’ unique style of intricately adorned, yet flamboyantly rhythmic portrait studies are created with an unusual range of wet media. Calligraphy ink, coffee, tea, brandy and vodka cover his paper. Geometric shapes and floral forms are woven around his faces of misty blue green haze and rich ochres. I’m drawn to his style because it suggests the element of air and water. The flourishing contour lines seem to spring to life, dance and rest, revealing the faces with mystical character . . .

http://www.carnegriffiths.com

 

 

 

 

Japanese flower artist

. . . The contemporary Japanese flower artist Azuma Makoto, creates magical visual feasts of bulbs, buds and blossoming flowers expressing the passage of time in the form of sculpture. His exhibition ‘Iced Flowers’ silences the flowers in the stillness of shiny ice pillars. Makoto’s exquisite floral sculptures give life to each flower’s natural beauty, structure and form . . .

 

Inspiration

… I love Tiffany Bozic’s work. The American artist’s work initially resonated with me because of the rich aesthetic appeal. Then on another level, each work’s strong emotive quality drew me in. With a menagerie of creatures, Bozic creates a world of contemplation. She blends her external observations of nature with her internal imaginative visions, all painted with acrylic on maple panels. I wonder what visual narratives lie dormant in her mind that may eventually manifest into paintings …

www.tiffanybozic.com

Recent inspiration

. . . I came upon the glorious work by New Zealand sculptor, Angela Singer. The sparkling abundance of treasures and and jewels illuminate the life of the vintage taxidermy animals. A good thing to know, is that as part of her values and beliefs she doesn’t harm a living creature for her art . . .

www.angelasinger.com