Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Art of Pressed Flowers

From Victoria:
Not surprisingly, the creative young woman grew up to become a botanical artist who travels the world in search of exotic plants and flowers to document with ink and watercolor. When Lauren discovered the astounding way in which a delicate pressing can illustrate the essence and vitality of a plant, she found her passion. Today, she and her husband, artist Eduardo Benitez, head their own Austin, Texas-based business, The Lauren Lachance Collection. Using the French herbier technique—a centuries-old process of drying and pressing—they create gorgeous botanical renderings that preserve the ephemeral loveliness of the garden for years to come. (Read more.)


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