Botanical Artist Uses Foraged Materials to Create Organic Works of Art

Seattle artist Bridget Beth Collins forages for her own art supplies and then uses these materials to create Mother Nature-inspired works of art. “I love to adventure into the wildflower woodlands, mossy waterfalls, and grey sand starry expanses of the Pacific Northwest,” Collins explains. “I forage almost all of my creations from foliage and flowers plucked from our sidewalks, meadows, and woods in our neighborhood. I have a small garden in the city, and my mother has a big rambling secret garden filled with old english roses in the sea town of Edmonds where I grew up.”

Using a variety of flowers, leaves, seeds, mosses, and more, the artist crafts her pieces with a love of nature in mind. Aside from the creatures she brings to life, Collins also depicts scenic landscapes featuring looming trees, sailing ships, flying kites, and even the crashing wave from Katsushika Hokusai’s The Great Wave at Kanagawa. While she’s arranging these organic compositions, Collins hopes to pay homage to the environmental beauty that surrounds us.

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November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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