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ECO ART: Pressed Flowers Transformed Into Delicate Sculptures

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On December 18, 2010 @ 9:30 am In Art | No Comments

Pressed Flower Sculptures, eco art, eco sculpture, flowers, ignacio canales aracil, fragility of time [1]

The art [2] of pressing and preserving flowers has been around for who knows how many years. Not only is it a beautiful and simple way to retain the memory of a moment, but it’s a green way to create an incredible piece of decor. Spanish artist Ignacio Canales Aracil [3] has taken this crafty technique and bumped it up a notch with his airy and delicate sculptures [4]. Part dome, part surrealism, Aracil’s flower sculptures are woven together and explore the fragility of time.

Pressed Flower Sculptures, eco art, eco sculpture, flowers, ignacio canales aracil, fragility of time [5]

Aracil hand-picked the flowers from around the UK, flattened them and then wove them together over a cone shaped paper mold. After a couple weeks, the flowers dried out to maintain a shape stable enough for the mold to be removed. Besides a layer of varnish to keep the flowers from absorbing moisture, Aracil’s natural sculptures [4] do not use any other material to hold them together except the intricate weaving pattern.

Looking closely, one can see the beautiful individual flowers [6], ferns and stems emerge. Aracil completed two of these sculptures, entitled the Fragility of Time 1 and 2 and it’s easy to see why he named them as such. It almost appears as though just a slight gust could break up the sculptures and send them scattering like a dandelion in the wind.

+ Ignacio Canales Aracil [3]

Via Fast Co. Design [7]

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[3] Ignacio Canales Aracil: http://www.canalesaracil.com/Default.aspx

[4] sculptures: http://inhabitat.com/compostable-sculptures-human-forms-sprout-from-wheatgrass/

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[6] flowers: http://inhabitat.com/gorgeous-bubble-gardens-pop-up-in-paris-streets/

[7] Fast Co. Design: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1662857/eye-candy-gorgeous-sculptures-made-only-out-of-pressed-flowers

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