Malaysian artist Hong Yi came up with a new unique and interesting series of bird illustrations made out of flower petals. She got fame in the past for her amazing coffee stain portraits and this time she is using totally different medium.
The March 11th earthquake and tsunami had a traumatic effect on Japan. Issues of life and death, hope and despair, beauty and tragedy became an all too real part of people’s everyday lives. So when Tokyo-based ad agency I&S BBDO was approached by Nishinihon Tenrei to create an unconventional ad for funeral services, it understandably posed several challenges.
Funerals in Japan are traditionally black and white affairs. Breaking these codes are often considered taboo. To bend the tradition without being seen as disrespectful the ad agency came up with a life-size human skeleton made of pressed flowers. Now everyone could see that this funeral home offers something more than just a black and white ceremony. You can see it in even higher resolution here.
Arizona-based plants lover Kathey Klein is known for the gorgeous flower circles she creates with vibrant colors and careful placement of every leaf and then leaves them where they were created as a gift to whoever discovers them. She calls these beautiful flower circles “danmalas”.
Her artwork reminds me of the Exploded Flowers by Fong Qi Wei.
Nowhere else on the planet will you find as much variety in flowers as in The Netherlands. And they get very creative with it. For a recent event called “Flowers Parade” the giant flower sculptures were created in Belgium.
The floats are made of wire, cardboard and papier-mâché and entirely covered in thousands of dahlias grown specifically for the parade. Let’s take a look at most amazing flower sculptures below.
Klaus Enrique Gerdes, a New York City photographer, has created a series of original portraits made exclusively from vegetables, fruits and flowers. At first glance these portraits look familiar if you have ever seen Giuseppe Arcimboldo‘s work before, who was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of such objects as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books. Unlike Giuseepe, Klaus Enrique Gerdes first created the original portraits with vegetables, fruits and flower and then shot them.
The idea for his organic portraits first came to him while working with leaves. ”While I was photographing a human eye that was peeking out amongst hundreds of leaves, it occurred to me that I could actually utilize leaves to construct portraits or masks.” It just evolved from there and he started using fruits, vegetables and flowers.
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Brussel’s Grand Place got so much attractions as volunteers constructed a huge “Flower Carpet” made up with about 600,000 flowers. This unique flower carpet is laid on the square every two years, as a tribute to African tapestry weavers.
According to the website dedicated to floral tradition, the carpets are created from locally-grown begonias, cultivated in the Ghent area and carefully chosen for their quality, durability and bold colors. Every carpet is based on a different theme, ranging from commemorations of historic events to recreations of town’s coat of arms to volunteered designs from horticultural organizations.