With a love of color and an approach inspired by nature, a delightful duo of artists known as Sister Golden designs and crafts gorgeous goodies and pieces of art—like the exquisite and enchanting floral art portraits by Vicki Rawlins, one half of the creative pair.
Composed of just-blossomed blooms, dried leaves, jade-green succulents, and other forest finds, each portrait portrays a flower-y female subject. Every depiction is set against either a white backdrop or a beautiful, nature-filled background. And sometimes, the muses are even joined by animal friends. Much like the flowers themselves, each arrangement is entirely ephemeral, fabricated by Rawlins without the aid of glue or tape. Once complete, Rawlins either reuses the botanicals in another project or she simply returns them to Mother Nature. “There’s a freedom in knowing everything I’m doing is temporary,” she explains in her artist’s statement.
To Rawlins, the process behind each plant-y portrait is just as meaningful as the finished product. “The actual act of creating each piece, for me, is therapeutic, spending lots of time outside walking and foraging, truly in the moment, my eyes scanning every square inch of my surroundings,” she elaborates. “A fallen leaf goes into the bag, later it may become an eyebrow or dog ear. I pick up thin twigs, hoping they’ll work as a cheekbone or chin. The possibilities seem endless!”
To buy your own blossoming flower art portrait, you can sift through Sister Golden’s collection of flower prints.