A year in the making, ‘Flora Gods’ is a series of digital montages that represent each season. They’re made by scanning individual plant specimens at high resolution, then composing them to make ‘portraits’. Inspired by the curiosity paintings of 16th century Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo and my love of growing things, ‘Maga Bacifer (meaning magic berrybearing) represents Autumn.
This Flora God is made of prickly plants that can be found on common scrub land. The teasel that makes the head has a caterpillar in it if you look closely.
Daffodils, Irises and Euphorbias make most of this Spring figure – who I think looks like a tall, shuffling guy in drag!
All Images Are © Catlin Harrison
Catlin Harrison Artist Bio
Presence, oddity, beauty and humour are important elements in my work. Weird things in jars, classification, crypts, fashion, horticulture and medieval European painting are just some of the things that inspire me.
Blog / Website: http://www.catlinharrison.com