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Artichoke Vegetable Shadow Box

$75.00

Artichoke Vegetable Shadow Box

The elegant artichoke has often been painted and drawn, but I use the actual vegetable for my work. This is the outside slice of the artichoke - I also offer the artichoke heart in another version of this work. The two of them make a perfect set.

Product Details

Each piece by Botanical Art by Diane De Roo is individually handcrafted from preserved vegetable slices that I create using real organic vegetables that I grow in my home garden. They are mounted on a textured, cream coloured background, double matted, and framed in an elegant, but simple black frame under glass. They come ready to hang. As is the nature of botanicals, no two are ever exactly alike, and your piece will vary slightly from the one pictured.

These frames are perfect in groupings to fill a larger space. Please check out the nine other vegetables in Collections under Small Vegetable Frames.

Medium: Pressed and preserved real vegetable cross-sections

Framed Dimension: 9" x 11" x 1"

About the Artist

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.