Flower Constructions by Anne ten Donkelaar

by Grace Bonney

Sometimes work is so beautiful, so detailed and so special that I’m stunned into silence. Looking at the work of Anne ten Donkelaar, I had one of those “so beautiful I can’t speak” reactions. Anne creates these breathtaking Flower Constructions, 3D collages made from a combination of delicate pressed flowers and cutout pictures of flowers. Each piece is meticulously pinned onto a board to create depth and shadows. The final result is a fantasyland of imaginary floral species that feel both natural and magical at the same time. I’m not one to use the word “magical” much, so when I bust it out, I really mean it. I honestly can’t remember the last time I looked at my computer screen and stared, jaw open, for so long. These pieces really have to be seen to be appreciated. I’ve chosen my favorite photos above and below, but you can see the full collection (dozens and dozens of great images) right here on Anne’s site. If you’re interested in purchasing a piece, you can email Anne on her contact page for piece-by-piece pricing. Thanks, Anne! xo, grace

More images of Anne’s Flower Constructions continue after the jump . . .

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