We are completely mesmerised by Anne ten Donkelaar’s ‘Flower Constructions’ series, an exercise of beauty and dexterity nonetheless! The Dutch artist takes inspiration from any of her daily finds, be it a flower, a broken twig or strangely grown weeds, which she takes at her studio and gives them a new interpretation, a new life.
The ‘Flower Constructions’ series reminded us of our childhood and the excitement to find pressed flowers in old books. Now Anne ten Donkelaar just made us wish we’d never stopped.. Here is how she describes her project:
‘Imagine a big bang, a firework of flower seeds thrown into space. What would happen? New fragile flowers arise, new flower planets start evolving, planets where no one has ever been. These detailed landscapes seem to be elevated so you can walk through them. Weeds become poetry, each unique twig gets attention, nature seems to float.
Flower constructions are 3d collages from pressed flowers and cut out flower pictures. Each element is meticulously placed on pins which creates the depth. Some of them are like a fantasy Herbaria, filled with dried flowers or branches, with irregular shapes and sophisticated twists and some refer to planets.’
Now make sure to visit her site for more great stuff!