These incredible Flower Constructions were created by Anne ten Donkelaar: Fantasy Herbaria, filled with pressed paper, with dried plants and leaves, with irregular shapes and sophisticated twists. New fragile flowers that grow on islands where no one has ever been, new detailed landscapes that are lifted so you can walk through it. Weeds become poetry, each unique twig gets attention, nature seems to float.
flower-constuction-anne-Flower constructions are 3d collages from pressed flowers and cut out flower pictures. Anne Ten Donkelaar meticulously places each element on pins which creates the depth. Some of them are like a fantasy Herbaria, filled with dried flowers or branches, with irregular shapes and sophisticated twists and some refer to planets.
Bramble from Dioscorides' De Materia Medica. Between 50 and 70 AD, Dioscorides wrote a five-volume book in his native Greek, Περὶ ὕλης ἰατρικῆς, known more widely by its Latin title De Materia Medica ("Regarding Medicinal Substances") that is a "precursor to all modern pharmacopeias". It remained in use until about CE 1600.
Fern Fever: The story of Pteridomania l Sarah Whittingham l "The overwhelming desire to find a rare fern led the hunter or huntress to lean over fast-flowing rivers, descend precipitous ravines, wade through bogs, and scale rock faces and waterfalls."