After a series of rather bold posts, here is one with all the delicacy of cherry blossoms in spring. Fresh from that crafty American blog Designsponge, bursting with still-life style, is a series of two prints mixing flowers and feathers: the quintessence of the vernal equinox. The artist, Brooklyn-based Kim of The Wild Unknown, silkscreens and hand-watercolours each print, in a limited edition of 100 each.
Kim stays true to nature but also takes poetic licence, mixing here yarrow, echinacea, lavender and peonies, interspersing them with feathers perhaps found in a nest or gathered from the forest floor.
What is interesting about her work is that it is both serial (silkscreened) and handmade. Each one is slightly different. And each is authentic, so to speak.
The mix of animal and vegetal in such a lyrical yet contemporary manner goes a great way to reinvent the somewhat faded concept of botanical prints.
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