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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