nature-inspired art

Artist Uses 4,000 Pieces of Paper to Bring Her Bird and Butterfly Sculptures to Life

Artist Uses 4,000 Pieces of Paper to Bring Her Bird and Butterfly Sculptures to Life

Artist Lisa Lloyd brings winged creatures to life through meticulously crafted paper sculptures. Using scoring, folding, and fringing, she creates birds and butterflies that are striking in their
Vibrant Painting of Tortoise With an Entire Ecosystem on Its Back Features Tons of Easter Eggs

Vibrant Painting of Tortoise With an Entire Ecosystem on Its Back Features Tons of Easter Eggs

A shell acts as a protective shield for land and water dwelling reptiles like turtles and tortoises, making it one of the most important parts of their anatomy. Berlin-based artist Felix Schäfer
Watercolor Artist Imagines a Utopian Future Where Flora and Fauna Reclaim the Earth

Watercolor Artist Imagines a Utopian Future Where Flora and Fauna Reclaim the Earth

As climate change is rapidly harming our natural ecosystems, many people around the world are turning to art to channel their fears about the grim fate of planet Earth in the future. Robin
Artist Turns Beauty of Seasonal Woodlands into Colorful Ceramic Vases and Bowls

Artist Turns Beauty of Seasonal Woodlands into Colorful Ceramic Vases and Bowls

Inspired by majestic woodlands, Montana-based ceramic artist Heesoo Lee hand-sculpts ceramic vessels that look like forests of colorful aspen trees. Porcelain branches seem to grow and twist from
Textile Artist Creates Hand-Tufted Wool Rugs Inspired by Argentinian Landscapes

Textile Artist Creates Hand-Tufted Wool Rugs Inspired by Argentinian Landscapes

Textile artist Alexandra Kehayoglou brings the beauty of the Argentinian landscape indoors with her incredible wool rug designs. Each functional work of art features hand-tufted woolen textures that

These Artists Are Creating Miniature Paper Birds Every Day for an Entire Year

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Nayan & Vaishali (@nvillustration) on Mar 7, 2018 at 7:44am PST India-based artists Nayan Shrimali and Vaishali Chudasama create tiny bird
Japanese Artist Masters the Art of Painting Waterfalls in Motion

Japanese Artist Masters the Art of Painting Waterfalls in Motion

Japanese painter Hiroshi Senju is known for his captivating, large-scale waterfall paintings. The artist is one of the few remaining masters of nihonga painting, a traditional Japanese style that’s
Sister Duo Weaves Textured Wall Hangings Inspired by Australian Landscapes

Sister Duo Weaves Textured Wall Hangings Inspired by Australian Landscapes

Australian sister duo Lauren and Kass Hernandez create large-scale, handwoven fiber art inspired by Mother Nature and their surrounding landscape. Together known as Crossing Threads, their highly

Artist Uses Resin to Create Miniature Koi Ponds That Look Just Like the Real Thing

A post shared by Erika V (@scratchedandburnt) on May 1, 2018 at 5:13am PDT If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own koi pond but didn’t want the hassle of daily maintenance, perhaps the resin art of
Artist Pays Homage to Her Late Father by Turning His Clothes Into Tree Stumps

Artist Pays Homage to Her Late Father by Turning His Clothes Into Tree Stumps

When a loved one passes away, the last thing you want to do is figure out how to deal with their material possessions. After the death of her father, textile artist Tamara Kostianovsky decided to
Multicolored Paper Art of the Human Microbiome Mimics Textures Found in Coral Reefs

Multicolored Paper Art of the Human Microbiome Mimics Textures Found in Coral Reefs

Many of nature’s objects feature recurring patterns and motifs described as fractals, which can be seen repeating themselves at increasing levels of magnification. Inspired by this phenomenon, artist
Artist Spends Hours Recreating the Beauty of Nature With Millions of Hand-Drawn Dots

Artist Spends Hours Recreating the Beauty of Nature With Millions of Hand-Drawn Dots

Many great artists will tell you that it takes time to perfect a craft, and this definitely rings true for pointillism artist Nicholas Baker. Based in Salt Lake City, the talented illustrator creates
Artist’s Hand-Cut Paper Sculptures Capture the Vibrant Energy of Birds, Bees, and Beyond

Artist’s Hand-Cut Paper Sculptures Capture the Vibrant Energy of Birds, Bees, and Beyond

UK-based designer and illustrator Lisa Lloyd creates incredible three-dimensional paper art inspired by nature. Whether it’s a textural paper bird made from intricate layers of feather-like paper, or
Textured Palette Knife Paintings Capture the Majestic Beauty of Whales

Textured Palette Knife Paintings Capture the Majestic Beauty of Whales

Moscow-based artist Anastasia Ablogina creates expressive palette knife paintings that capture the majestic beauty of the world’s largest mammal, the whale. Using thick daubs of acrylic paint, each
Artist Reorganizes Found Organic Objects Into Visually Satisfying Arrangements

Artist Reorganizes Found Organic Objects Into Visually Satisfying Arrangements

Connecticut-based prop stylist and designer Kristen Meyer creates geometric flat lay art using found organic materials. From broken pieces of egg shells and crackers to flower petals, pebbles, and
Artist Paints Imaginary Ecosystems Bursting With Colorful Flora and Fauna

Artist Paints Imaginary Ecosystems Bursting With Colorful Flora and Fauna

Portland-based artist Yellena James creates kaleidoscopic, biomorphic artworks that resemble colorful ecosystems, filled with imaginary flora and fauna. With an aim to illustrate places that are
Mesmerizing Pieces Reveal the Textured Beauty of Thousands of Found Seashells

Mesmerizing Pieces Reveal the Textured Beauty of Thousands of Found Seashells

London-based multimedia sculptor Rowan Mersh creates mesmerizing textural artworks with seashells. By meticulously arranging thousands of the same type of shell, each of Mersh’s wall-mounted and
Artist Transforms Found Stones Into Animals You Can Hold in the Palm of Your Hand

Artist Transforms Found Stones Into Animals You Can Hold in the Palm of Your Hand

Japanese artist Akie Nakata (known simply as Akie) turns found stones and rocks into adorable animal paintings you can hold in the palm of your hand. Inspired by the natural shapes of each stone she
Colorful Paper-Cut Sculpture Captures the Diversity of a Coral Reef

Colorful Paper-Cut Sculpture Captures the Diversity of a Coral Reef

French paper designer and illustrator Mlle Hipolyte creates colorful sculptures out of intricately cut paper shapes. Previously mentioned for her three-dimensional animal masks, the artist’s latest
Multilayered Wood Sculptures Capture the Enchantment of Storybook Forests

Multilayered Wood Sculptures Capture the Enchantment of Storybook Forests

Oregon-based artist Jason Pancoast hand-makes layered wood art and shadow boxes that depict whimsical, nature-inspired narratives. The artist is the founder of a creative collective called Shadowfox,