Plant life: flowers with personality – in pictures

By Laura Sibbald

In her series Flora, Florida-based artist Angela Deane takes postcards of vintage studio flower photos from the 70s and 80s and gives them a personality. “I like to think of this series as allowing mother nature to indulge in and express any mood she fancies,” says Deane, who paints facial features on to each plant. The flowers' expressions are a reflection of her own mood, sometimes a reaction to the daily news, or inspired by something on the postcard that simply “brings forth a face”. She says: “Plant life is fragile and temporary, but ultimately I believe will outlast humans. A lot of the recent works have been plants getting the last laugh on our destructive species.”

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