Sculpting Flowers Or, The Florascope

We have been working on sculpture lately. Transposing our design aesthetic of the grid onto sculpted figures has been both a challenge and a reprieve. The summer's yield of blooms has served as inspiration. Below, you'll see three images from our latest almanac-in-progress, a sculpted homage to the buds around us.

michael and sara chaney art lily

The day lily is a plentiful inhabitant of our front gardens. Though her many green limbs can be a gardener's curse at times, we think she's worth the effort.

michael and sara chaney lilac

Liatris, Blazing Star, Gayfeather. This towering purple bristler is one of our favorite perennials. It was a joy to sculpt.

michael and sara chaney art coneflower

We know July is here when the cone flower blooms. This medicinal flower lasts well into August and is wonderful for cuttings.

When the winter months roll around again, we'll look with satisfaction on this almanac, we know.