Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Botanical Inspirations

Botany was an overwhelming influence in the Victorian era; botanical images can be found in textiles for clothing and the home, furniture, silver services, literature, and especially artwork .

Botany continues to inspire artists today, here are some of my favorite Etsy artists who choose to interpret botanical images in their artwork:

petalpusher creates wonderful collages inspired by vintage botanical prints.

theseaweedknot has an incredibly graphic, mixed media piece featuring pressed seaweed.

Another mixed media piece from laffcoriandre, featuring "words and plants".

Here's a piece from AlgaNet that replicates it's Victorian origins in every way; it's absolutely lovely!

Another mixed media piece from thevysherbarium .

Visit these Etsy artist's shops to see more of their delightful artwork.