A flower stencil artist from Massachusetts named Nadia O’Connor says her upcoming work for The Farm will be a “fractal, flower-based art piece.”
Her work for a company called Fractal Design, which will sell her work, will be based on “the idea of the natural world,” O’Connors creative director, Michael A. Kornstein, told Ars.
The design for the stencil is a mix of plants and animals.
For example, plants and insects are used to make a kind of plant-like plant-shaped object, while animals are used for a kind.
“The animals in the design, like birds, are the birds that we would like to use in the sculpture,” Kornsteins creative director said.
“And that’s the only reason for us to go with animals.”
The artist has created other flower stenchers before.
She is currently working on a “lollipop” stencil.
“I’m also making a flower-shaped stencil for my new book, Garden: The Art and Artifacts of a Small Town, which I am going to publish next year,” O ‘Connors said.
The artist says her latest piece will be for a children’s book she is working on called “Fractals.”
O’Connor’s work for Fractal is inspired by her love of nature.
“My parents were both students in the English Department of Harvard,” O’sConnor said.
She studied at Harvard-Smithsonian, and “when I was a freshman, I got a class assignment in my biology lab.
We took a look at all the species of plants in the world, and I started making these little designs of them that I made in a notebook.
And then, one day I came across a flower stencher and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I can make flowers!'”
She told Ars that “the flowers are the ones that are the most natural and the most beautiful.
It’s just the perfect metaphor for the way nature works.”
Her new work, she said, “has a more human-like feel to it.
We’re trying to do a more animal-like feeling to it, too.”
She said that the art for her book, like her previous work, is about the natural state of the world.
“So you have animals on the flowers, and you have plants that are growing in the background,” she said.
O’Coors said that her latest project will be “very different” from the other artworks that she has created.
“There will be flowers, there will be plants, there’s a lot of plants,” she told Ars in a phone interview.
She said she has been drawing inspiration from nature for her previous artworks.
“It’s not just a design thing, it’s a way of seeing things,” she explained.
O ‘Connor has been making flowers for more than 30 years.
She first made them for a class project at Harvard in 1998, and then for a graduate course in flower-art in 2009.
The work she has recently been working on has inspired her to explore the idea of a fractal.
She says that the work she is doing with Fractal “is not an art piece, it is a way to understand the world.”
In the past, O’CONNOR has made art for museums and art galleries, and for her husband and children.
In 2006, she worked as a curator for the Smithsonian Tropical Research Center in Panama.
In 2010, she traveled to the U.S. to do research for the book Garden: A Life in Plants.
“We spent four months there, just sitting in a classroom, learning about plants, plants in their natural habitat,” she recalled.
“What’s amazing is that we’re not even in the natural habitat anymore, and we’re actually in the midst of it.”
“This is how you live in nature,” she added.
O’sConnor said that while her work for the museum project has been a great learning experience for her, she also felt that she needed to expand her work.
“If I’m ever going to really expand my career as an artist, I need to think outside the box, I think about how do I incorporate things that I like in my work?” she said in a telephone interview.
“Because I don’t think I’ve ever thought about it that way before.”
Fractal’s next artwork will be on display at the Farm on March 4.
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