Patternbank love these delicate sculptures from Spanish artist Ignacio Canales Aracil. The project titled, “The Fragility of Time”, involved collecting plants from gardens and nurseries then pressing them into these fragile sculptures. In return for using the flowers the Charity Foundation of each garden receives a percentage of the sales and each nursery and garden is credited when the sculptures are displayed. The process involves a certain amount of physical effort to press the flowers together without the use of any glue, a tradition although fragile that is made to last, some ancient collections of dried pressed flowers date from 500 years ago. For Aracil tradition is important in his work and the idea of preserving the flowers beauty through death. We think their beauty is certainly captured in a new form for years to come!
Wild About Flowers Nursery, Devon, UK