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