• Painted Imprints of Delicate Botanical Assemblages Embellish Ceramic Dinnerware

    17 days ago - By Colossal

    All images © Hessa Al Ajmani, shared with permission
    Hessa Al Ajmani carefully imprints single flowers, leaves, and fronds into her ceramic dinnerware. After hand-building a piece, the artist assembles bunches of small plants native to the United Arab Emirates and presses them into layered bouquets on mugs, plates, and serving dishes. Al Ajmani then paints the impressions to mimic the original florals that she sources from the nearby desert and occasionally from her mother's garden, a practice dictated by the climate and time of year. “My work naturally takes a whole season to prepare...
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