The artistry of crafting flowers out of paper has become very popular as of late. They make great decorations for weddings, set design, parties, centerpieces, gift wrapping embellishments, fashion accessories, photo shoots or to simply display as a paper sculpture. There are several really talented ones out there. But the paper flowers created by San Francisco based artist, architect and mother Tiffanie Turner will truly blow your mind.
Paper Flowers by Tiffanie Turner
Dahlias, Peonies, Chrysanthemums and Roses that look so real, you’ll be tempted to smell the crepe paper. But these shown here are no little flowers, these are over-sized sculptures measuring an average of 30″ across.
above photo by Sarah Deragon
Made with Paper mâché and Italian crepe paper, she deftly turns the materials into intricate semblances of real flowers, only huge. The following flowers are from her “HEADS” series of 2014.
Peony I 2014 (28″ dia. x 11″ d.)
Peony II 2014 (30″ dia. x 13″ d.)
Dahlia I 2014 (30″ dia. x 13 1/2″ d.)
Dahlia II 2014 (35″ dia. x 14 1/2″ d.)
Peony (with stamen) II 2014 (26″ dia. x 13″ d.)
Chrysanthemum I 2014 (24″ dia. x 12″ d.)
Chrysanthemum IV 2014 (28″ dia. x 12″ d.)
Tiffanie Turner, as pretty as her flowers:
About the artist (in her own words):
“I am an artist who explores nature and botany in extremely large and sometimes very small scales, in paper. Along with that I am a wife, a mother of two, and a licensed California architect. My work stems from my background as an architect, particularly my interest in how things are made and the use of repetitive elements, along with my lifelong obsession with flowers and botanical drawings. The exploration of scale plays heavily into my work, and the organized chaos and rhythms in nature make excellent case studies for my pieces, which are giant, exploded, out of control versions of the specimens from which they are modeled.
I grew up in New Hampshire, but now work and raise our family in San Francisco, via New York and New Mexico. All of my large scale work is currently created in my home studio, a.k.a. our kitchen. I never sleep, but that’s okay, because I love what I do.” – Tiffanie Turner
Fabulous, aren’t they?
You can keep up with her latest on Instagram: @tiffanieturner