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Spanish artist crafts pressed flower sculptures

by webdev

December 10, 2010

Spanish artist Ignacio Canales Aracil has launched an exhibit titled The Fragility of Time featuring delicate pressed-flower sculptures.

The pieces, which resemble thimble-shaped airy wire sculptures that hold tenuously together, are composed out of blooms and foliage that Aracil foraged from all over the United Kingdom. The artist then flattened all the flowers and wove them together like a basket over a mold, using no adhesive whatsoever, reports FastCoDesign.com. According to the news source, "the flower arrangement is its own support structure."

The flowers take a month to dry completely, at which point the mold is removed and a coat of varnish is applied to the structure to keep out moisture.

Drying your cut flowers can be a great way to extend the life of your bouquet after the flowers begin to wilt. GardenGuides.com recommends handpicking the best flowers of the bunch, since drying brings out existing imperfections in flowers, as well as concentrating on blue, orange or pink flowers, since they tend to retain their color better when they're dry. Once you have your ideal bouquet selected, leave the flowers to dry naturally on their own in a warm, dry location with adequate circulation, suggests the website.


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