Art & Design

‘I don’t paint nature. I am nature.’ – Jackson Pollock

The natural world has inspired artists and designers since the beginning of time. Here we share the work of talented painters, landscape designers, architects, photographers, sculptors and more who design, make and create work inspired by plants and the natural world.

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Design is not the Answer

Art & DesignA musing on the limited (but important) role of design in the creation of a garden.

Studio Profile: Terremoto

Art & DesignAn interview with David Godshall, principal of Terremoto, a landscape architecture studio in California, USA.

Plant Geometry: A Design Study

Art & DesignA series of images exploring the transient nature of plants (and humans) through the momentary recording of plant geometry. Images and words by Karina Sharpe.

Alchemy & Lego: Connecting to the Unknown

Art & DesignPhillippa Carnemolla explores the interconnectedness between plant, animal and celestial worlds.

‘As if Dropped From Another Planet’

Art & DesignArtist Veronica O'Leary has been painting, drawing, observing and thinking about Banksias for many years. This is her story.

Imperfection is Perfection

Art & DesignA very beautiful photographic series of bounteous imperfection by Emma Bass.

Art Inspired By Plants

Art & DesignProfiles of five international artists inspired by plants to create great art.

Daniel Shipp: ‘Botanical Inquiry’ Series

Art & DesignA stunning series of images by Daniel Shipp. They'll make you look twice!

Koji Makino: Ficus

Art & DesignPhotographer Koji Makino gets up close and passionate with fig trees.

Art, Death & Secret Gardens

Art & Design, CultureA wonderful story by Josephine Pennicott exploring the relationship between creativity, loss, and the act of gardening in the lives of two women - Contemporary muse/artist Wendy Whiteley and novelist Frances Hodgson Burnett. A really beautiful read!

Carine Thevenau: Tin Can Apartment

Art & DesignA new photographic series by Sydney based photographer Carine Thévenau exploring the notion of a world where humans and nature exist in harmony.

An Artist, Florist and a Passion for Flowers

Art & DesignA botanically rich collaboration between artist Alesandro Ljubicic and florist Sean Cook, soon to be exhibited in Sydney.

Silk: It’s Just Leaves & Spit

Art & DesignIt’s steamy and lush. A big muddy river is coursing between verdant mountains and under thunderously grey…

Fabric, Figs & Memory

Art & DesignFicus macrophylla, better known as the Moreton Bay Fig, has become a muse and metaphor for my new…

Hannah Carrol Harris: Chlorophyta

Art & DesignHannah Carroll Harris is a Sydney based visual artist interested in creating unexpected encounters with nature. She does…

Brooke Holm: Up!

Art & DesignBrooke Holm has a penchant for aerial photography. One day, when feeling a little uninspired, she impulsively…

Mondrian: Funded by Flowers

Art & Design, CultureIts funny to think of being ashamed of making money from flowers, but apparently Mondrian was. I…

Reilluminate: A Photographic Exploration

Art & DesignMost of our relationships with plants are during the day, during the magic of photosynthesis; a time…