Artist Duo Uses Twigs And Flowers To Create Intricate Portraits Out Of Mother Nature

1

Brooke and Vicki‘s introduction to art was somewhat the same, just generations apart. Vicki was inspired by her mother (Brooke’s grandmother) – a designer and photographer – whose decorating of their 1960’s ranch in the California valley was effortlessly modern and way ahead of its time.

h/t: boredpanda

2

In this cool environment Vicki was encouraged to follow her passion for drawing and painting early. While studying fine art in school, she worked as a graphic designer and part-time illustrator, and by the time Brooke came along she was exploring textiles – creating and selling hand-painted wares and handcrafted jewelry out of specialty boutiques in Chicago. The relationships she made with the city’s top designers during that time led to commissioned work as a muralist and colorist. She put her paintbrush and eye for color to work on “showcase” homes and commercial businesses for many years. While that work was fun and rewarding, she’s happy to be back in her studio with paint and flowers.

3

“Nothing taped, nothing glued, just Mother Nature balancing delicately on itself. The actual act of creating each original piece, for me, is therapeutic, spending lots of time outside walking and foraging, truly in the moment, my eyes scanning every square inch of my surroundings,” Vicki told Bored Panda.

4

“A fallen leaf goes into the bag, later it may become an eyebrow or dog ear. I pick up thin twigs, hoping they’ll work as a cheekbone or chin. The possibilities seem endless!”, she added.

5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below


If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

France's Grevin Wax Museum Opens In Seoul
"Field Of Light": Bruce Munro Creates Colossal Light Installations Around The Globe
"Fear Must Abyss": A Coronavirus Sculpture Was Burned in Russia
Salads For The Lazy People
Artist Spent 50 Hour Process of Folding an Origami Samurai from A Single Square Sheet of Paper
US Medical Bills Turned Into Paintings and Sold to Erase Debt
Superb Nintendo Super Famigun Concept By Allan Williams
Hyper Realistic Cakes By Former NASA Engineer
Now You Can Look Like A Dutch Masterpiece While You Sleep
Clever Combinations Of Illustrations And Wood Carvings Create Extraordinary Miniature Cities
Pantone Colour Of The Year 2019 – Living Coral Is Your Shade Next Year
Splendid Vintage Snaps Of Young Girls With Very Big Hair In The 1980s
Landscape Designer Tells A Touching Story About Loss Through His Award-Winning Garden
IKEA Introduces Affordable Hand-Drawn Poster Collection That’s Picture Perfect
Artist Pays Homage to Possibly the Biggest Icon of The 21st Century with His 'Tribute' Project
Designer Creates a Unique Table Lighting Based on Brutalist Soviet Architecture and Other Things
For Design Geeks: Old School Tattoos That Pay Tribute To Famous Typefaces
Bench To Bedroom: Urban Furniture Turned Homeless Shelters
Dad Builds Triple Rocking Chair So He Could Read To His 3 Kids
Rude Message To Donald Trump Appears As A Crop Circle On Stoke Mandeville Farm
This Is A Carpet Made Of Vintage Jeans Labels
The Cosplay Artist Manually Collected Valkyrie's Suit From "God Of War" In 1000 Hours
Wire Sculptures Resembling Energetic Line Drawings Capture Animals’ Graceful Movements
French Fashion ’71: Stunning Women’s Styles From 1971
Guy Built A Fender Stratocaster-Styled Electric Guitar Out Of 1,200 Colored Pencils
This Unusual Café In Seoul Will Make You Feel Like You Walked Into A Cartoon
Spread Your Wings: Beautiful Shovava Wing Scarves By Roza Khamitova
A Japanese Housewife Crafted These Cute And Weird Cat Bags
Make Sure Your Cat is Battle Ready With 3D Printed Cat Armor
Train In Japan Decorated With Thousand-Armed Kannon Limbs Hanging From Carriage Ceiling