5 Windows, Option Two
5 Windows, Option Two
Every window in this vegetable collage draws you in the examine it more closely - the dancing chilli peppers, the tiny bunch of baby carrots, the rich golden seeds of the green pepper, and the vibrant crimson of the red beet. The large opening at the bottom completes the frame with its row of broccoli stems, looking for all the world like a miniature forest!
Each piece is individually handcrafted from preserved vegetable slices that I create using organic vegetables grown in my home garden. I carefully enhance each vegetable by hand to retain their vibrant colours for years to come. They are mounted on a textured, cream coloured background, double matted, and framed in a simple elegant black frame under glass. They come ready to hang.
There are two versions of this frame. They are designed so that no two vegetables are duplicated in the set. They make a wonderful grouping for a larger wall.
As is the nature of botanicals, no two are ever exactly alike and your piece will vary slightly from the one pictured.
Medium: pressed, preserved organic vegetable cross-sections
Dimensions: 12" x 22” x 7/8”
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I am a botanical artist who has developed my own unique style. Utilizing the vegetables, herbs and flowers cultivated from my cottage garden, I create a collection of show stopping wall hangings. Throughout my 30 plus years of practice, I have developed a range of drying, pressing and casting techniques for capturing the beauty of my homegrown plants in my art.
My work uses delicate cross sections that I create by using a razor to cut through the centre of each vegetable, preserving the roots, stems and seeds. I have spent years developing a process for pressing and drying these perfect cross sections and retaining their integrity. My finished works capture the vivid colours, varied textures and delicate inner details of each vegetable.
As an artisan I aim to draw the viewer in, and surprise them as they look more closely into the intricate beauty of each piece. My work has been showcased and highlighted in juried artisan shows across Canada since I started my craft. I have also exhibited in local boutiques, shops and art galleries. I currently reside, cultivate and create in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia.