Dutch collage artist Anne ten Donkelaar employs nature as her medium, and the outcome is positively brilliant. Her ecological masterpieces, characterized by painstaking detail, recreate and resurrect nature for art’s sake.
About her inspiration:
By protecting these precious pieces under glass, I give the objects a second life and hope to inspire people to make up their own stories about them.
The pieces showcased in her Broken Butterflies and Flower Constructions collections transport the viewer to a whimsical world. Using butterflies, bumblebees, pressed flowers, twigs, and flower cutout pictures, as her medium, she meticulously orchestrates the stuff of fantasy. Each component delicately sets upon a pin, creating a 3-dimensional dreamland behind glass.
Within the Broken Butterflies collection, each piece comes with a story, a tragedy of brokenness, from which our heroine resurrects something beautiful.
And the Floral Constructions are botanic explosions, chaotic blossoms, a secret garden planted upon canvas, indulging fantasies of a utopian paradise.
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