Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Splendid Specimens

{These three images are all from this antique Herbier ~ shown here}

{A page from Emily Dickinson's Herbarium from here}

{Decorative approach from here}

INSPIRATION 2014 #84: Lovely botanical specimens from the past ~ pressed and preserved for reference, but created in such a way that they become art. Especially pleasing to me is the way the plant forms were attached to the backing paper with strips of paper or parts of labels. The penmanship also adds a beautiful element to these examples.

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