fierce flora

From a distance these flowers look lovely, normal. Up close, their veins, fangs, teeth and other animal characteristics become visible.  The work is about our inner nature and the strong, creative, wild forces that yearn to be felt and seen.  Must we hide these qualities or can we have the courage to be open, tough and real?

See the full works below the slideshow.

 
agave 'doe and fawns' handmade felt, antler, polymer clay 13 x36 x15

agave 'doe and fawns'

handmade felt, antler, polymer clay

13 x36 x15

pansy 'google-eyes' handmade felt, mixed media 18 x24 x24

pansy 'google-eyes'

handmade felt, mixed media

18 x24 x24

coneflower 'fang' handmade felt, mixed media, polymer clay 19 x31 x31

coneflower 'fang'

handmade felt, mixed media, polymer clay

19 x31 x31

aloe 'cardiovascularis' handmade felt, mixed media 37 x20 x20

aloe 'cardiovascularis'

handmade felt, mixed media

37 x20 x20

savannah grass 'giraffidae' handmade felt, mixed media 38 x27 x20

savannah grass 'giraffidae'

handmade felt, mixed media

38 x27 x20

anthurium 'zebra' handmade felt, mixed media 21 x23 x22

anthurium 'zebra'

handmade felt, mixed media

21 x23 x22

cobra grass 'charmer' handmade felt, mixed media 30 x23 x15

cobra grass 'charmer'

handmade felt, mixed media

30 x23 x15

aloe 'pushy' handmade felt, mixed media 21 x19 x18

aloe 'pushy'

handmade felt, mixed media

21 x19 x18

lily 'serpentine' handmade felt, mixed media 26 x26 x27

lily 'serpentine'

handmade felt, mixed media

26 x26 x27

hibiscus 'leopardium' handmade felt, mixed media 20 x25 x27

hibiscus 'leopardium'

handmade felt, mixed media

20 x25 x27

peony 'tooth fairy' handmade felt, mixed media 23 x23 x23

peony 'tooth fairy'

handmade felt, mixed media

23 x23 x23

belladonna 'techie' handmade felt, mixed media 30 x25 x25

belladonna 'techie'

handmade felt, mixed media

30 x25 x25

belladonna 'antelopium' handmade felt, mixed media, polymer clay 23 x 20 x25

belladonna 'antelopium'

handmade felt, mixed media, polymer clay

23 x 20 x25

aster ' bluebird of happiness' handmade felt, mixed media 20 x19 x19

aster ' bluebird of happiness'

handmade felt, mixed media

20 x19 x19

passion flower 'jungle fever' handmade felt, mixed media 29 x18 x19

passion flower 'jungle fever'

handmade felt, mixed media

29 x18 x19

genetically designed flower:  daisy 'americana' handmade felt, mixed media 25 x20 x19

genetically designed flower:  daisy 'americana'

handmade felt, mixed media

25 x20 x19

genetically designed flower:  aster 'bling' handmade felt, mixed media 14 x18 x14

genetically designed flower:  aster 'bling'

handmade felt, mixed media

14 x18 x14

genetically designed flower:  philodendron 'preppy' handmade felt, mixed media 15 x19 x19

genetically designed flower:  philodendron 'preppy'

handmade felt, mixed media

15 x19 x19