Handmade Textile Weeds and Other Overlooked Plants Printed With Found Images by Miranda van Dijk (8 pics)




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Miranda van Dijk, from the series Sensitive Survivors

Poet and textile artist Miranda van Dijk  prints found images onto delicate faux floral arrangements made from canvas, cotton, or voile. The vintage images are transferred onto the textile plants using a digital printing technique, and are either hidden in the curve of a petal or are displayed prominently on one of the plant’s leaves. These works are then imbedded in a natural environment, allowing her sculptures to blend into wildflower gardens and other lush scenes.

For her series  Sensitive Survivors , van Dijk modeled her pieces on twelve different forms of weeds. “Before the idea came up, I was obsessed by weeds,” the Dutch artist tells Colossal. “I saw them everywhere. Between my tiles in the garden, the playground. I found them so strong yet so fragile at the same time.”

Recently van Dijk published a book titled Sensitive Survivors  (written in Dutch) which presents poetic connections between her handmade plants and the individuals printed on their forms. You can buy select pieces from Miranda van Dijk from her Etsy store , and learn about about her work on her website and Instagram . (via Anna Marks )

plant printing prints textiles handmade plants

Miranda van Dijk, from the series Sensitive Survivors

plant printing prints textiles handmade plants

Miranda van Dijk, from the series Sensitive Survivors

plant printing prints textiles handmade plants

Miranda van Dijk, from the series Sensitive Survivors

plant printing prints textiles handmade plants

Miranda van Dijk, from the series Hidden Memories, photo by Oak&Fir

plant printing prints textiles handmade plants

Miranda van Dijk, from the series Hidden Memories, photo by Oak&Fir

plant printing prints textiles handmade plants

Miranda van Dijk, from the series Sensitive Survivors

plant printing prints textiles handmade plants

Miranda van Dijk, from the series Sensitive Survivors




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