Sister Golden is an online shop run by real-life mother and daughter, Vicki and Brooke Rawlins. Mom Vicki specializes in creating prints that are literally put together by flowers, acorns, sticks and whatever else the artist was able to pick and match from the great outdoors.
With care and precision, Rawlins creates lush forests of stick-trees under pebble-stars and mesmerizing portraits of flower-haired women wearing fetching flower-dresses. When her creations are done, she carefully immortalizes them on film, from which she creates prints. The prints retain the 3D feeling of the original, and seem to burst out of the paper!
Every print carries on its backside Vicki’s Flower-Art statement. It declares: “Nothing taped, nothing glued, just Mother Nature balancing delicately on itself. The actual act of creating each piece, for me, is therapeutic, spending lots of time outside walking and foraging, truly in the moment, my eyes scanning every square inch of my surroundings.
“A fallen leaf goes into the bag, later it may become an eyebrow or dog ear. I pick up thin twigs, hoping they’ll work as a cheekbone or chin. The possibilities seem endless!”
True to the spirit of her art, Vicki makes sure the materials she works with find their way back to nature: “After I finish the piece, I document it with a photograph, being very careful not to bump the table and Mother Nature’s house of cards. The last step is to recycle it all back into the earth or into my next piece.”
Here are some more of Vicki’s flower-art creations; aren’t they just adorable?