Flower pressing is a popular pastime of the Victorian era, but Russian artist Anna Zakirova (of Dry Flower Soul) is helping keep the tradition alive. She creates dried flower art that is encased within glass frames. Each pretty display is designed to hang on your wall or sit as a table centerpiece. The flowers and leaves will stay protected forever, allowing you to marvel at the beauty of springtime all year round.
From purple pansies to pretty poppies, Zakirova collects her botanicals from her own garden. She carefully presses each flower in a flower press, making sure to preserve the delicate petals. Her 2D floral arrangements are reminiscent of wild meadows in springtime. The artist also makes frames featuring dry fern leaves and herbs. These minimalist works look just like little forests.
Once the blooms are dry, the artist carefully arranges them into designs on white or black paper. The finished works are then placed inside traditional stained-glass frames which Zakirova makes herself. Some pieces come with a metal chain for hanging, while others are designed to sit on wooden stands crafted by Zakirova’s husband. Each piece looks good on both sides, so the free-standing designs can be admired from all angles.