Nothing taped, nothing glued, just Mother Nature balancing delicately on itself. The actual act of creating each original piece, for me, is therapeutic, spending lots of time outside walking and foraging, truly in the moment, my eyes scanning every square inch of my surroundings.

A fallen leaf goes into the bag, later it may become an eyebrow or dog ear. I pick up thin twigs, hoping they’ll work as a cheekbone or chin. The possibilities seem endless!

Once back in my studio, the twigs go down to form the face. Sifting through fresh rose petals, I’m in search of the perfect pair of lips. Next, being very careful not to sneeze, I use my tweezers to place the white petal of a German Statice as the finishing highlight in the eye. There’s a freedom in knowing everything I’m doing is temporary.

After I finish the piece, I document it with a photograph, being very careful not to bump the table and Mother Nature’s house of cards. The last step is to recycle it all back into the earth or into my next piece.

Everything you see in these portraits came directly from the earth. It's my way of paying respect to Mother Nature in a sustainable way. Anyone can try this at home! Forage your neighborhood for fallen bits or do some snipping from your own garden, find a flat surface, and see where it takes you!

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Kahlo Smith
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What delicate butterflies! This profile is my favorite-- it feels simple, but it's really intricately designed.

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Anne Blue
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So amazing: the bats, her curly hair... everything!

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Tara Brinton
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You really created an essence here, I'm still waiting for her to exhale. Wow.

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nazan fidan
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

looks like tilly the franch girl from tots tv:):)

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Bayha Inabhari
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Do you grow all the plants yourself? Because it would be really cool if you could give me some tips on growing that poppy pod. :)

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Awkward dog
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If there was a real bathing suit that looked like this, I would totally wear it!!

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Kahlo Smith
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one feels much lighter than the others

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Barbara Simmons
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This would look fantastic on a brown skin lady

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Bliss Om
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You are so incredibly talented and such a visionary! Thank you so much for sharing this work with all of us! I'm blown away by your artistry!!!

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