Made Us Look: The Biggest Paper Flowers We’ve Ever Seen
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Made Us Look: The Biggest Paper Flowers We’ve Ever Seen

Think you know your way around a paper flower? Well think again, because what you’re about to see is taking the art of paper florals to a brand new (gigantic) level.

Created by San Francisco based architect/artist Tiffanie Turner, these botanical beauties are made entirely of paper. Petals are made using crepe paper and it takes over 1,000 of these to assemble just one flower. As you may have guessed, this is a serious time commitment — each flower takes somewhere between 35 and 80 hours to complete. Did your jaw just drop? Yeah. Same.

Dubbed papel SF, this range of larger-than-life dahlias, peonies, marigolds, asters and chrysanthemums range from 23 to 36 inches in diameter. That’s some seriously Alice in Wonderland-esque ‘ish right there, eh? We love the idea of getting lost in a field filled with these incredible flowers, or using them to create a backdrop!

More about this project straight from Turner:

My work in paper stems from my background as an architect, particularly my interest in how things are made and the use of repetitive elements, along with my lifelong obsession with flowers and botanical drawings. The exploration of scale plays heavily into everything I do, and the organized chaos and rhythms in nature make the heads of flowers an excellent case study for me.

As obsessive makers, writers and treasure hunters, we can definitely relate to a love of repetitive elements and organized chaos. Read more about Turner on her blog, and head to her Etsy shop to get your hands on your own painstakingly made giant paper flower!

What beautiful art installations have you seen recently? Talk to us in the comments below. 

(h/t The Jealous Curator + photos via Sarah Deragon)