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Fiber-Based Wall Hangings Blend Weaving, Macramé, and Crochet into Striking Bouquets

 Craft #crochet #flowers #leaves #macramé #weaving October 12, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Alyssa Ki, shared with permission Opting for yarn and rovings of raw wool dyed in natural pigments, Korean-American artist Alyssa Ki crafts fiber-based wall hangings reminiscent of bouquets and overgrown patches of wildflowers. The perpetually blooming pieces blend multiple textile …

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Nighttime Skies Serve as the Dreamy Backdrop for Sophia Ahamed’s Saturated Flowers

 Photography #flowers #moon #night September 20, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Sophia Ahamed, shared with permission With illuminated slivers of the moon in the distance, a photographic series juxtaposes clusters of flowers in saturated reds and pink with expanses of cloudy, blue skies. Created by Sophia Ahamed, the dreamy works center on seasonal blooms …

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Innumerable Metal Leaves and Flowers Cloak Intricately Sculpted Animals by Taiichiro Yoshida

 Art #animals #butterflies #flowers #metal #sculpture September 3, 2021 Grace Ebert “The Dog in the Night Fog” Japanese artist Taiichiro Yoshida (previously) continues his surveys into the possibilities of metalsmithing with a new series of elaborately layered sculptures. Spending between two and six months on each work, Yoshida meticulously molds copper, bronze, silver, and …

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Thousands of Fresh and Artificial Flowers Overrun an Abandoned Convenience Store in a Small Michigan Town

 Art #consumerism #flowers #installation #site-specific #stores July 30, 2021 Grace Ebert All images by Christian Gerard, courtesy of Lisa Waud, shared with permission Port Austin, Michigan, is a picturesque village on the Lake Huron shoreline lauded for its beaches, water sports, and vegetable-shaped rock formations. With a population in the hundreds, the small community …

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Vivid Botanicals Bloom from the Coats of Charismatic Cats in Watercolor Works by Hiroki Takeda

 Art #cats #flowers #watercolor July 21, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Hiroki Takeda, shared with permission Japan-based artist Hiroki Takeda adds a dose of whimsy to his otherwise faithful portrayals of friendly felines. Largely rendered in shades of pink and purple with intermittent splashes of blues and greens, Takeda’s watercolor works blend flora …

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A Flower Patch of Recycled Denim Grows from the Ceiling in Ian Berry’s ‘Secret Garden’

 Art #denim #fashion #flowers #installation #textiles July 14, 2021 Grace Ebert “Secret Garden” (2021), at Museum Rijswijk. Photo by Marcus van Ee. All images © Ian Berry, shared with permission Whimsical tendrils of vines, foliage, wisteria, and chrysanthemums sprout from artist Ian Berry’s wild, overgrown garden plots. Densely assembled and often suspended from the …

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Flowers Mutate into Peculiar Blossoms in 18th-Century-Style Paintings by Laurent Grasso

 Art #bronze #flowers #oil painting #painting #sculptures April 13, 2021 Grace Ebert “Future Herbarium,” distemper on wood, 33.5 x 24 x 4.2 centimeters. Photo by Claire Dorn, courtesy of Perrotin. All images © Laurent Grasso, shared with permission In Laurent Grasso’s Future Herbarium, small bunches of flowers evolve into bizarre forms with doubled pistils …

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Cosmic Nature: A Spectacular Polka Dot-Filled Exhibition by Yayoi Kusama Sprawls Across New York Botanical Garden

 Art #flowers #installation #mirrors #pumpkins #sculpture #yayoi kusama April 9, 2021 Grace Ebert [embedded content] Now inhabiting the verdant, 250-acre campus of the New York Botanical Garden are oversized flowers sprouting in seasonal arrangements, a glowing pumpkin-packed infinity room, and a sea of 1,400 reflective spheres by Yayoi Kusama (previously). Teeming with squiggly sculptures, …

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Chasing Ghosts: A Short Documentary Debunks a Long-Held Theory About What Pollinates the Ghost Orchid

 Documentary Science #flowers #moths #orchids #video April 5, 2021 Grace Ebert  What insect has the ability to extend down into the nearly foot-long nectar tube of the ghost orchid? For generations, that question has interested researchers who’ve speculated that the giant sphinx moth, which has a proboscis that often exceeds 10 inches, was …

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Kinetic Flowers Grow from a Deteriorated Landscape in an Otherworldly Installation by Casey Curran

 Art #flowers #installation #kinetic sculpture #video March 26, 2021 Grace Ebert [embedded content] In Parable of Gravity, artist Casey Curran (previously) assembles a vast garden of delicate kinetic blossoms amidst an expanse of deterioration. The sweeping landscape, which is on view at Seattle’s MadArt through April 17, positions Curran’s pulsing plant forms atop 20 …

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