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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.

Ballerina orchid by Tere Montero

Ballerina orchid by Tere Montero

Darth Vadar orchid by tentoonstelling

Darth Vadar orchid by tentoonstelling

More Darth

More Darth

Dove orchid (Peristeria Elata) by M.a.h.S on flickr

Dove orchid  by M.a.h.S on flickr

Dove Orchid (Peristeria Elata) 2exqui image, Dove Orchid (Peristeria Elata) 3

 Happy Alien (Calceolaria Uniflora) by  Serge Ouachee

Happy Alien (Calceolaria Uniflora) by Serge Ouachee

exqui image Happy Alien (Calceolaria Uniflora) 2

White egret orchid by Rachel Scott-Renouf

White egret orchid by Rachel Scott-Renouf

exqui image, white

exqui image, Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana Major) 2

Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana Major) by Michael Prideaux

exui image, Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana Major) via Karen

exqui images via Karen w

Snap Dragon Seed Pod (Antirrhinum)

 

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.”

4molly b 59 57molly Berry 1Using the simplicity of a few Eucalyptus leave, Markus Raetz manages to create vivid and captivating human expression.

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markus-raetz-01markus-raetz-03markus-raetz-05markus-raetz Justina Blakeney moves from whimsical flower faces and bodies to a stunning displays of color and light with flowers.

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flower art by justina blakeneyflower art , justina blakeney 3flower art, justina blakeney 2Finally, 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.

 

Mother Earth

Mother Earth

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Note human for size.

Note human for size.

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This huge bird-tree sculpture is 40 feet high.  They built  a special high bridge to accomodate photographers.  Every branch is a different bird.  The wing span of the condor is about 8 feet.

This huge bird-tree sculpture is 40 feet high. They built a special high bridge to accomodate photographers. Every branch is a different bird. The wing span of the condor is about 8 feet.

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This Akita dog is very famous in Japan because of the touching and true story it represents. The dog accompanied his master to the railroad station every morning when he went to work, and then the dog met him again in the evening.  When the man died, the dog  continued meeting the train twice every day for ten years until he died.  He is made up of various decorative grasses.  The horses' manes are also made of grasses. The horses are twice the size of a normal horse;  the dog is 8 feet high.

This Akita dog is very famous in Japan because of the touching and true story it represents.
The dog accompanied his master to the railroad station every morning when he went
to work, and then the dog met him again in the evening. When the man died, the dog
continued meeting the train twice every day for ten years until he died. He is made up
of various decorative grasses. The horses’ manes are also made of grasses.
The horses are twice the size of a normal horse; the dog is 8 feet high.

08 fish22 ducks21 piano and turtleFor 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

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19 thoughts on “Flower Art

  1. 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……

  2. 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.
    Georgia O’Keeffe

    “I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing that I wanted to do.”
    ― Georgia O’Keeffe

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  3. Thanks for sharing these fantastic photos and amazingly simple and artful drawings.

  4. Beautiful, fabulous and so imaginative. The photo of 3 little darth vader orchids underneath the big one could be called darthettes…

    Thank YOU!!

  5. 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.

  6. These are as wondrous as always. Some of the flowers appear to be human design, until we see the multiples. Amazing.

  7. Beauteous …. with lots of “wows”
    Hope you had a great birthday and trip, Dusky!

  8. Thanks for sharing your appreciation for beauty
    With someone like me ,who has no talent finding
    Anything on the internet. Irene

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