Flora Alchemy

The lovely and talented Johanna Burke recently designed and constructed this fantastic golden jungle of intricately cut paper for a client who wants to install it as a display in his luxury goods store in Korea. These pictures show the three giant panels in progress in her Dumbo studio. It took many hours and many pairs of hands to cut out the intricate orchids, monsteras, passion flowers, Venus flytraps, and palm fronds that make up the vertical garden (she also has talented friends with good scissor skills). The pieces were shipped to Korea and I hope to have an update on the finished piece to show you soon.

Johanna also worked at Bergdorf Goodman for several years and helped design some of their most notable holiday windows. Notice how nicely her hair matches the reflective golden tones of the paper. She's very visual.

The finished installation in Seoul.


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