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Su Blackwell's Paper Flower Wreaths are Beautifully Intricate

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Jun 17, 2014 • References: sublackwell and mymodernmet
Su Blackwell creates beautiful paper flower sculptures that can be used as decorative wreaths. The handcrafted, beautiful wreaths of flowers use cut outs of paper, which are titled 'Sertum Orchidaceum.' Each wreath is made with a steel frame, a book and then paper that has been cut out to resemble real, living flowers.

Using a scalpel, Blackwell cuts by hand and then rearranges the flowers in a way that you could almost swear that you're looking at actual floral displays. The sculptures incorporate a secondhand book that's organic in quality, whether it be leather, paper, glue, ink and thread. All of these qualities invite a physical, intimate relationship, which no electronic device will ever be able to replace. Devouring a book is not just a metaphor, but reveals closeness with the human body.