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Flower fossils

Posted by: Jo Briton

Categories: Creative,

Wed, 25 Nov 2015

In 2012, Rachel Dein showed the owners of a flower-shop a plaster-cast tile she had made from a bouquet. They were impressed, and soon the UK artist began receiving commissions to make more of these modern “fossils.”

It is an interesting process that Dein uses: she presses flowers into wet clay and then pours in a mixture of plaster and concrete to produce a tile. The dry tiles can be left unadorned or be painted.

“I enjoy the magic of plaster casting to create fossils from everyday life,” Dein writes on her website. “Whether it’s a shell found on holiday, your grandmother’s treasured lace, a Christening gown, or the flowers from your wedding.”

You can find more of Dein’s work on her website.

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