Sunday, January 31, 2016

Foraged Works of Art Inspired by Mother Nature, Created by Botanist Bridget Beth Collins

Bridget Beth Collins is an artist from Seattle who creates unique art by foraging natural elements and choreographs them into beautiful signature pieces inspired by Mother Nature. A lot of her landscapes are imagined from Katsushika Hokusai’s  The Great Wave at Kanagawa; such the waves swelling over the sea and trees beckoning sinisterly and kites remotely gliding in the sky.
Collins muses about her art and the how nature inspires her every day, “I love to adventure into the wildflower woodlands, mossy waterfalls, and grey sand starry expanses of the Pacific Northwest… I forage almost all of my creations from foliage and flowers plucked from our sidewalks, meadows, and woods in our neighborhood. I have a small garden in the city, and my mother has a big rambling secret garden filled with old English roses in the sea town of Edmonds where I grew up. I graduated with honors from Seattle Pacific University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Theater. I grew up in the wings so to speak, and am a product of all its dark, magical, sparkly world. ”
The artist picks out a fresh selection of scavenged material from her backyard and fashions the wide variety of petals, seeds, leaves, mosses and even spices into organic works of art. The well-balanced color palette, which naturally comes forth from her resources,  brings out the magic in the Bridget Beth Collins sees in nature. Her lively imagination and respect to the environment sets her work apart it gives it originality. You can find her work in her Etsy shop.

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