When human ingenuity combines with the stunning and beautiful variety of flowers, we get to revel in more wonders.
Sometimes it takes an eye to see and a talent with photography to help us appreciate what we might otherwise miss.
Molly Berry makes captivating faces with flowers and “I take a few photos with my iPhone, and let the wind carry my work away again…My materials come from the earth and go right back again, easy.”
Using the simplicity of a few Eucalyptus leave, Markus Raetz manages to create vivid and captivating human expression.
Justina Blakeney moves from whimsical flower faces and bodies to a stunning displays of color and light with flowers.
Finally, Mosaiculture is a competition help every three years where horticultural artists create and mount living artworks made primarily from flowers and colorful folliage . The artists not only plan and build the framework of the sculpture and match the colors, they must design and understand the maintenance of each plant they use.
More than three million flowers were raised in greenhouses for the 2013 competition in Montreal, Canada. Designers use steel or aluminum forms that are wrapped in metal mesh, filled with earth and planted with flowers, ivies and grasses whose foliage provides texture and color. Interior watering systems and growing medium were added so that the flowers could last all through the summer. Some 200 horticultural artists participated representing 20 countries.
For more images of the mosaiculture exhibit go here.
Thanks to: Molly Berry for both her work and her recommendation of other flower artists. And to Alexander at blogspot for his images of mosaiculture in Montreal. Also to: Bob Ho, Patricia S. Shetal P, Kathleen J, Tim L
absolutely beautiful and fantastic it is hard to believe any could acompolish these things.
Mother Nature, the greatest artist of all time.
Thank you ever so much for these beautiful pictures. Nature truly is a wonderful thing. I’m constantly impressed by the talent of some people too, the works of art they can create from the simplest of things……
This may take the cake—what gorgeous and meaningful works of art!
Thank you once again—it is always a joy to see what creative people do. Lorie
When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.
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wonderful pictures on this site. I like it very moch
Thanks for sharing these fantastic photos and amazingly simple and artful drawings.
Beautiful, fabulous and so imaginative. The photo of 3 little darth vader orchids underneath the big one could be called darthettes…
Great art. The Gardener ,artist, technology when all are present in one , one can see the awesome resulting beautiful installation. Orchids are the most sought after flowers for their colors & forms. All these orchids, i have seen them for the first time.Very beautiful.
Mother earth and the Akita Dog with horses I liked the most.
For Flower art the Artists have great vision in visualizing the final creation. The normally one would just appreciate the flora not beyond that . Excellent.Thanks.
These are as wondrous as always. Some of the flowers appear to be human design, until we see the multiples. Amazing.
As usual you have out done your self I love the flower art
so wonderful to see these beautiful plants.
A FEAST FOR THE EYES!
Beauteous …. with lots of “wows”
Hope you had a great birthday and trip, Dusky!
Amazing. I love the mosaiculture 🙂
Thanks for sharing your appreciation for beauty
With someone like me ,who has no talent finding
Anything on the internet. Irene
I LIKE ALL ………