Paper Flower Sculpture 'The Marilyn'

Florabeane

Florabeane Paper Flower Sculpture by Amity Beane Handmade in Maine USA
  • Florabeane Paper Flower Sculpture by Amity Beane Handmade in Maine USA
  • Florabeane Paper Flower Sculpture by Amity Beane Handmade in Maine USA
  • Florabeane Paper Flower Sculpture by Amity Beane Handmade in Maine USA
  • Florabeane Paper Flower Sculpture by Amity Beane Handmade in Maine USA
  • $775.00

A work of art reminds us of the natural world. Constructed with the anatomical precision required of a botanist, this unique sculpture is comprised of thirteen clematis with vines, two coneflowers, three anemones, and five roses with foliage. It is designed for 180º viewing, and the artist recommends display against a wall.

The paper sculpture, which has been handcrafted on cloth-covered stem wire with German and Italian crepe papers, can be cared for easily. In fact, a benefit of such an art piece is that it never requires watering nor will it drop pollens or leaves onto your table.

- Measures __" x __"
- Keep away from moisture and direct light
- Store in dark, dry area when not on display
- Dust with a blow dryer on cool when necesary
- Fluff flowers and bend wires as needed 

Arranged in a custom compote by Maine ceramicist Rebecca Verrill, the paper artist Amity Beane has constructed a three dimensional rendering that represents a modern slant on still lives made timeless by Dutch masters. 

Amity Beane possesses the skilled hands and science-meets-art mind behind Florabeane. She is a fine art paper florist who describes herself as a teacher, a farmer, an artist, and a friend.

When not developing in-depth web tutorials teaching others how to make paper flower art, Amity can be found on her fifty-acre farm in the foothills tending to cut flowers, making paper flower orders, foraging mushrooms, and hanging out with family.

Amity has a degree in fine art and a Master of Science in education with a focus on teaching with technology. Her work has been on display at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay and Calderwood Hall on North Haven Island.

Sharing knowledge of craft with others is at the core of Florabeane’s ethos. In addition to teaching workshops in person and online, Amity also shares her work through her own photography and written guides. Her website is beautiful.

From the artist: “I love how it feels to be lost in the moment of making flowers - which includes the colors, the shapes, and the overall voice of the piece I am making. To be in that creative mode of making the flowers and greens sing in harmony. And of course when someone tells me how much my flowers bring them joy. That’s like love butter slathered on toast made of charm and good humor.”

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