I am fascinated by these mixed-media works by Providence, Rhode Island based artist Jenny Brown. Using collage and ink, Brown creates floral arrangements which sprout from thread-like organisms.
Is it a plant or animal? Sea creature or desert plant? Brown says, “Bringing together seemingly different species to create a single entity, I strive to show how something beautiful can perhaps blossom from what may be at first glance an unlikely pairing of creatures. In this melding of plant an animal, I discover flowers cascading from the darkest corners of nature, sea creatures reaching out of the ocean to exist in a world of light, and dying roots tangling with new blooms to capture one last breath.”