Palos Verdes Coastal Bouquet
Bespoke Commission — Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Hand Cut Paper Silhouette
A birthday present commission of custom artwork for a Tuscan style home overlooking the Pacific ocean in Palos Verdes Estates, on the California coast south of Los Angeles.
The bouquet of California native plants includes Brodiaea, California wild rose, Melic Grass, Silver Bush Lupine, Wooly Blue Curls, and Yarrow all tied together with a California coastal Morning Glory vine.
Made from thick paper that is hand pressed with a textile leaving behind the impression of every thread. Each textile paper is cut by hand with thousands of craft knife blades that dull quickly under the strong fibers of the heavy paper. Each paper silhouette is mounted to a sheet of museum glass that is separated by spacers in the frame that create depth and shadow. The frames is a custom made walnut wood finished with organic bees wax. All pieces are hand cut by artist Justina Freel from her own original illustrations.