It’s been a while since I’ve featured carnivorous plant artwork, and these are a real treat! Meet the Plant Nymphs by artist Fay Helfer!
All of her Plant Nymphs were far too beautiful to just show the carnivorous ones, so here are a couple more!
Fay works primarily on wood surfaces. Natural elements and processes are all important components of her artwork. She uses a technique called pyrography. Also known as wood burning, pyrography means “writing with fire”. It‘s the art of marking wood or other materials with a heated point. Nothing is more natural that fire burning wood!
For color, she uses pigments made from nature. For instance from minerals (zinc, ochres, malachite), plants (indigo, turmeric, berries), and even bone char from animals and cochineal from insects!
Another beautiful series by Fay is called Heart Transplants. Look at the crazy details on this Sarracenia heart!
Flies in the heart chambers! How eerie and poetic is that? Of course, so many more amazing non-carnivorous heart transplants!
This one below is called Heart Beet. I REALLY love a well-placed pun!
Want to see more of Fay Helfer’s artwork? Visit her website! She also has prints, original art, and some neat products available in her store. Plus you can see what she’s up to on Facebook and Instagram!
Which art piece is your favorite? Leave me a comment to let me know!
(Heart Beet is winning my heart, to be honest!)