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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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…

The Temple of Flora

Art & DesignStories of unappreciated artistic genius always strike a chord, and The Temple of Flora – the unpublished…

Nature: The Silent Observer

Art & DesignA hauntingly beautiful exploration of the complex relationship between landscape, sexuality and culture.

Sex: Nature’s Masterpiece

Art & DesignAs Erasmus Darwin once wrote ‘ Sexual reproduction is the chef d’oeuvre, the masterpiece of nature’. Using…

A Weekend at Little Rapids

Art & DesignMoving three car loads of confirmed city dwellers out of mobile coverage by 1pm on a Friday is…

Norwegian Wood: A Road Trip

Art & DesignNorway reminded me of those paintings you do as a child – where you fold it in half…

Moments of the Sublime: The Flower Photography of Peter Whyte

Art & DesignThere is a strange irony in the human penchant for displaying cut flowers in the home –…

Artist Sonia Rentsch: Weapons & Nature

Art & DesignWhen I think of still life art what springs to mind are 19th century paintings by Paul…

Floral Amulets

Art & DesignAmulets are one of the most ancient forms of magic, having long been used in spiritual traditions…

Drama in Da House: Botanical Textiles

Art & DesignSo you love plants. But you have a black thumb? No garden? No balcony? No window sill?…

Floral Trash & Treasure

Art & DesignFor me, making an arrangement means creating a floral landscape with complexities, movement and layers; curating a…

Art With Heart

Art & DesignPhillippa Carnemolla is a Sydney based industrial designer, jeweller and PhD scholar and spent 2013 as…

Tattoos, Beards and Flowers

Art & DesignAn interview with tough guy photographer Brock Elbank, who enjoys taking photos of beards, tattoos, and flowers. Yep flowers. Soft, ethereal and beautifully feminine flowers.