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For a conceptual art exhibit in Belgium, Tokyo-based florist and artist Makoto Azuma created two bonsai pieces using unusual techniques: ice and wires.
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Imprinted with weeds collected in London's inner boroughs, Studio Glithero's Blueware series of ceramics is an homage to local plants, analog technologies, and traditional styles.

 

'Frozen Flora' is a series of botanic photographs with flowers and leaves are frozen in ice blocks.

 

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Renaissance artist Guiseppe Arcimboldo painted a surreal version of a still-life, by creating portraits that portrayed the face of the cognoscenti—through its table, gardens, and natural world. 
Jenny Lee Fowler's paper cuttings are distinctly modern, meanwhile honoring the legacy of early American portraiture, and the natural elements that are her media.
Related Topics: Ideas | Anna Laurent | art + botany | autumn | craft | Design | leaf | leaves
At age 72, 18th-century British artist Mary Delany began her floral collages. In an age of decoupage and floral paintings, her intricate paper art was a nod to both, and a new style of botanic art. 
Photographer Fong Qi Wei deconstructs the blossoms of several common flower species, then recomposes the pieces as small moments of bursting color. 
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Jonathan Singer's botanic photographs are collected in the large-format book Botanica Magnifica. Shot on a Hasselblad in low light, the pictures recall the detail of early plant engravings, and the dramatic style of Old Master paintings.
A tribute album for a botanist? Carl Linnaeus—a botanist who named pretty plants for his friends and ugly plants for his enemies—knew the power of a name, and he would certainly be pleased that this modern Swedish folk music album bears his. 
Related Topics: Ideas | Anna Laurent | art + botany | linnaeus | music | Sweden
Botanic motifs flourished in Victorian design, and typography was no exception. Ornate filigree details and calligraphic embellishments were often designed as stylized flowers, leaves, and even trees, around the alphabet characters. We look at the story behind several typefaces inspired by the natural world.
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