As I’ve become absorbed and obsessed with making paper flowers, I’ve come to discover the amazing paper artists of the world through Instagram. The work of Kate Alarcon of The Cobra Lily, is particularly mind blowing. The painstaking inclusion of the smallest variations in colour and leaf shape speak to her incredible talent both as a creator and as an observer.

On the one hand, I’m drawn to this kind of work, simply because it is sheer beauty. On the other hand, I recognize in myself the impulse to improvise and image and impose my own ideas about what flowers should look like.

So, here are a few images of recent flowers. As always, some are real and some are imaginary.

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