Gentian and Blazingstar


This piece captures native northwestern flowers. The vivid blue gentian contrasts with the tall lines of the blazingstar, scattered amongst the  prairie coneflowers with their spike like centers create a nature lovers .

Botanical Bas-Relief is an ancient art form first used to catalog plants and trees. It captures fine veins and the delicate textures of the plants.  There is a sense of perspective, depth and movement.

This art form starts with a slab of clay. Fresh botanicals such as flowers or tree branches are pressed into the clay and then removed to give a very detailed imprint. Fine grade plaster is then poured over this.

This final piece is sanded and then painted. Some finishes contain metals that verdigris with acid. Others are hand layered with oil-based, acrylic color and paint containing metals . Each piece is then sealed.



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Rolling Meadows Art

Deanna | Detroit Lakes, MN