ARTmonday: Flower Constructions by Anne Ten Donkelaar

Dutch artist¬†Anne Ten Donkelaar‘s “flower Constructions”¬†are magical, fantastical. These three-dimensional garden collages almost makes you believe in fairies, or at least imagine the place where fairies would dwell. Donkelaar creates these wonders using dried, pressed stems and blooms and cutouts of flower pictures raised from the background with tiny slivers of pins. She has a similar series, “Broken Butterflies,” that is as slightly more scientific. Each of these flower habitats though are truly a wonderland.

Flower construction #17

Flower construction #17 (detail)

Flower construction #17 (detail)

Flower construction #17 (detail)

Flower construction #2 (detail)

Flower construction #14 (detail)

Flower construction #16 (detail)

Flower construction #3

Flower construction #3 (detail)

Flower construction #7 (detail)

Flower construction #8 (detail)

Flower construction #13

Flower construction #12

Flower construction #12 (detail)

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