Flowers from a Blacksmith: Creations by Jenny Pickford

Jenny Pickford is a blacksmith who specializes in natural sculpture, including flowers. She forges her creations from galvanized steel and crowns them with blown or spun glass made by glass artists from Bromsgrove, UK. This is truly beautiful and unique artwork, as you can see in these images from the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show of … Continue reading Flowers from a Blacksmith: Creations by Jenny Pickford

Flowers of the Indian Home: The Brilliance of Rangoli

People around the globe draw inspiration from nature to decorate their homes and workplaces. What lies beneath this creative impulse? Rangoli is an esteemed folk art which is known by many names across the Indian subcontinent where it originated, including Kolam, Muggu, Mandana, Alpana and Chowkpurna. Families make patterns from materials such as rice flour, sand, chalk … Continue reading Flowers of the Indian Home: The Brilliance of Rangoli