Using standard silverware, British artist Ann Carrington creatively crafts realistic floral arrangements that overflow with blossoming botanicals. Though made entirely of metal, each utensil bouquet appears to bloom before your eyes, breathing new life into otherwise unwanted and unimaginative household tools.
Through careful crafting and with ample patience, Carrington turns the aged flatware and other kitchen tools into beautiful bunches of flowers. In each unbelievable utensil bouquet, spoons' bowls become budding bulbs and rosettes; the layered prongs of forks turn into delicate, thin petals; and knives and handles represent clusters of leaves. Modeled after real-life floral arrangements, each display is creatively presented in a pot or vase, or simply tied with a “ribbon,” showcasing the amazing authenticity of Carrington's true-to-life reproductions.
In addition to run-of-the-mill silverware, the accomplished artist has also worked her magic on coins, buttons, jewelry, tin cans, and barbed wire. Described on her website as “a witty repurposing of everyday items which are transformed through often surprising and unlikely marriages of materials and method,” each magical metal transformation proves that there is no such thing as an inherently ordinary object—at least once Carrington gets her hands on it!