Using everyday kitchen utensils, this artist transforms them into brilliant works of art
British artist Ann Carrington is turning old silverware into blossoming works of art. Each "utensil bouquet" may be made from metal but they sure do look like they're blooming. According to My Modern Met, Carrington transforms kitchen tools like spoons' bowls, forks, and knives into thin petals, clusters of leaves, and budding bulbs and flowers. They're so realistic they look like real-life floral arrangements. In her series Bouquets and Butterflies, Carrington brings together hundreds of spoons, knives, and forks. These are sometimes shiny and sometimes worn out to create flowers like roses and tulips. They're so life-like you might think that they are just organic flowers dipped in a layer of silver.
According to her website, Carrington "studied at Bourneville College of Art, Birmingham and The Royal College of Art graduating in 1987. In 1988 she received The Herbert Read Award, followed by the Commonwealth Fellowship for Sculpture in 1992. Two major Arts Council of Great Britain awards followed in 1994 and 1997. In 2010 Ann was invited by the United Nations to help raise awareness of current issues through her artwork – her first art work for The UN was presented at the UN Human Trafficking conference in Luxor Egypt, December 2010." As for popular series, the artist has also worked on coins, buttons, jewelry, tin cans, and barbed wire to create visually stunning art. Each transformation is described on her website as "a witty repurposing of everyday items which are transformed through often surprising and unlikely marriages of materials and method." Check out her stunning work below!