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Pressed Plant Leaves, A Media for Art!


Pressed Plant Colages by Helen (10)

We have covered a lot of amazing art pieces for you! The rice paper art by Jihyun Park, weird skeletal graffiti by Nychos and everyday objects illustrations by Christoph Niemann, to name a few. But the amount of creativity people are capable of introducing into this world is immense. It just doesn’t stop!

Artists today use a variety of media to express themselves. Helen Ahpornsiri, who has studied illustration at Falmouth University, uses pressed plant leaves, ferns and stems to create mini-master pieces. She uses hundreds of little pieces of this medium to stitch illustrations of various shapes and sketches.

Pressed Plant Colages by Helen (9)

“When drawing a Fern Weevil in ink one day, just for a personal project, I wondered if I could create one with a real fern,” she says. “I already had some beautiful fronds from a Japanese Painted Fern pressed and waiting to be used for something. I have been collecting, pressing, and making ever since!”

Helen has worked on greeting cards for Marks and Spencers, paper flowers for Harrods Knightsbridge, and menus for Coach, but her hobby is to collage plant preserves to create intricate sketches. Check out her work below:

Pressed Plant Colages by Helen (7)

Pressed Plant Colages by Helen (10)

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Pressed Plant Colages by Helen (8)

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