I Am Craving...

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Karl Blossfeldt was a botanist and photographer in turn-of-the-century Berlin. His entire photographic output is devoted to plants: twig ends, seed pods, tendrils, leaf buds, etc. These he meticulously arranged against stark backgrounds and photographed in magnification, so that unfamiliar shapes from the messy vegetal world are revealed as startling, elegant architectural forms.

Right now Wisteria is offering handpainted watercolor renderings of his work complete in gorgeous mirrored frames. I'm scrambling checking all my couch cushions just to see if I happen to have a spare $896 so I can make these my own. All donations will be accepted. 

images from here; text about Karl Blossfeldt from here

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