Plants, particularly flowers, sometimes morph themselves or a part of themselves, into something they’re not to trick a host into their den, usually to do their bidding (pollination) or for feeding (as in the Venus fly trap). But there are also plants that look eerily like a human form. Presumably they do so from happenstance and are not trying to get human favors.

We will look at some examples below of human forms in plants. As we are interested in the world of art, we will look at how we might use this act of nature to create unique spaces in our human habitat.

flowers as art fuchsia

The fuchsia

The fuchsia is a flowering shrub that originated a  hundreds of years ago from South America. It has a striking resemblance to ballerinas dancing away in the air. Perhaps this was why they delighted Europeans and where today there are thousands of varieties of this plant. You will find them with bright red, purples, blues, pinks, and any number of shades. You will be sure to find plenty to fit in your home or studio decor.

dance art flower

dance art flower

Here a pair of fuchsia inside a Photo Paint Palette adorn the wall of a ballet studio.

We will see more flower examples below (for some reason, orchids like to look like animals), but here’s another example of human figure looking like nature that was put to artistic use.

dancing driftwood

dancing driftwood

A piece of driftwood looks like a couple of tango dancers. The wood will be very hard to recreate in nature, so a Photo Paint Palette was created from the photograph of the wood.

Naked-man-orchid as art

Naked-man-orchid as art (Orchis italica)

Native to the Mediterranean regions, they resemble tiny little hanging naked men, from their dotted eyes and smiles, legs and nether regions. The orchids are not nearly as prolific as the fuschia, in fact they are threatened, but would make a nice art piece. They would look great in a modern decor environment.

flower art

Babies flower art (Anguloa Uniflora) Swaddled Babies. A rare orchid, were discovered in the Colombian Andes between 1777-1788 during a ten year expedition, but weren’t named and officially classified until 1798. During certain times of the plant’s blooming stage, the flowers’ unique shapes resembles that of a baby all wrapped up in white swaddling. Trimmed correctly, they could make a cute wall decor for a nursery.                        

Snap-Dragon-Pods-as art

Snap-Dragon-Pods-as art.

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