California-based artist Tiffanie Turner recently had a solo exhibition What Befell Us in which the audience saw her perfect flower blossoms made with Italian crepe paper. Breathtaking dahlias, garden roses, strawflowers and ranunculus span over five feet across, even though they may not look as huge in the photos.
Her work was inspired by her concerns about climate change and damage we’re doing to the Earth.
“When I started to choose my specimens for this show, instead of superimposing formal imperfections onto these pieces, I sought out flowers that are beautiful even though they are not perfect,” the artist shares. “For example, the two strawflowers in the show are two sides of the same coin. One is still bright and colorful, but its center is deformed as it starts to lose moisture. The other is older, its petals slumped back from the fading, greying center. Each are “imperfect”, but both are undeniably still beautiful. Why just keep trying to create more beauty. Why can’t we just see more things as beautiful?”
See her work below.