The Violence of Flowers

I came across the art of Carne Griffiths through Its What I’m Into and wow was I impressed! This is exactly the kind of drawing I like. Griffiths uses calligraphy ink, graphite and liquids (such as tea brandy, vodka and whisky) to draw, there after manipulating the line. He spent 12 years working as a gold wire embroidery designer and you can see this influence with his floral designs, repetition and flow.

He describes his ‘The Violence of Flowers’ series as a series that ‘explores our relationship with nature further. It draws an analogy between our darker side and the deception and violence inherent in the plant kingdom’.

All images from Carne Griffiths website.


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