Drawn from Nature (Hardcover)

By Helen Ahpornsiri, Helen Ahpornsiri (Illustrator)

Big Picture Press, 9780763698980, 64pp.

Publication Date: March 13, 2018

List Price: 22.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

An intricately crafted journey through four seasons of flora and fauna

Helen Ahpornsiri's intricate artwork transforms leaves, petals, and seeds into bounding hares, swooping swallows, and blossoming trees. Using nothing but pressed plants, this journey through the seasons captures the wonder and magic of the natural world between the pages of a book. This standout title with beautiful nonfiction text will take readers through an extraordinary year in the wild.


About the Author

Helen Ahpornsiri creates intricate collages using real flowers and foliage, which are foraged or grown, then preserved with traditional flower-pressing methods. The plants are organized by species or color before being cut and delicately arranged to form birds, insects, and other creatures, all filled with tiny patterns and tangles of plant life.


Praise For Drawn from Nature

The artist has an exquisite sense of page design, creating pleasing curves and patterns while employing plants and a palette particular to each season. A book to savor and share throughout the year, this is sure to inspire budding naturalists and crafters.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

A beautiful blend of art and science, this one-of-a-kind resource is ideal for classroom use—or for simply reveling in the world around us.
—Booklist

Ahpornsiri surrounds her carefully arranged tableaus with white space, providing a sense of tranquility and allowing readers to observe each delicate detail...It’s an elegant and distinctive portrait of the changing seasons.
—Publishers Weekly

These illustrations, and the book’s thoughtful design, are a study in eloquence.
—Kirkus Reviews (blog)

A feast for the eyes...A beautiful gift or coffee table book.
—School Library Journal