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Art & DesignStories of unappreciated artistic genius always strike a chord, and The Temple of Flora – the unpublished…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

Plant Portraits

Art & DesignWhy are ugly babies and dangerously adored pooches the only ones who get the opportunity for studio…

Hope Gardens

Art & DesignWhat does the concept of shelter mean to someone without a home? Is it a distant dream,…

Visions of Utopia

Art & Design, GoodsI reckon if The Planthunter launched a textile range, it would look very much like the fabric…

A Salute to The Tree

Art & DesignTrees are truly magnificent things and are one of my greatest loves. They move with the wind;…

The Beauty of Passing Form

Art & DesignI wanted to capture the death throes of plant life through the lens of a camera. Photos…

Fractured Flora

Art & DesignAnna Thomas has been playing with liquid nitrogen since she was a child. Her father is a…