Sunday, June 8, 2014

#200 - Lighthouse

I have wanted to create a pressed flower lighthouse for some time, but I struggled with finding enough flower petals for the sky and water.  This was resolved when I decided to use corn husks instead of petals.  It was challenging to find suitable dyes which penetrated the husks in realistic colors.  I hope you like the end result.

Additional botanicals include miscellaneous tree bark, banana skin, coreopsis, grass, maiden hair fern, beehive, penta and miscellaneous ferns and leaves. 

Framed, the lighthouse is 16" x 20" in size and is protected with a layer of 99% UV acrylic.   It has also been vacuum sealed.

This original was sold at the Keuka Art Festival in Penn Yan.  Prints (11" x 14") and 6" x 6" trivets are available.

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