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Recycled Floral Sculptures

Anne ten Donkelaar 'Flower Constructions' Reuse Weathered Material

— September 13, 2012 — Eco
Anne ten Donkelaar's 'Flower Constructions' make use of magazine bits, dried leaves, pieces of paper and her very own illustrations. The hodgepodge structures provide an artistic lesson in recycling, demonstrating one of the ways in which old materials can be re-purposed and set on display.

Flower Constructions appear to be blossoming clusters from a distance. A closer look betrays the constructed paper origins of the sets. This follows up on Donkelaar's desire to create new perennial breeds, hailing from islands that have yet to be visited by humankind.

Donkelaar also takes up interest in the otherworldly, stating that through her work "Weeds become poetry...nature seems to float." She is spot on as viewers are instantly transported to ethereal arenas.
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