Grand Papier-Mâché Potted Tulip iv
Painted with a hint of rose.
Inspired by antique sculptures found in Marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen, artist Melea Markell designed this collection in collaboration exclusively for Nicola Bathie.
Each potted flower sculpture is one of a kind. Papier-mâché is delicate and imperfections, blemishes, cracks in each sculptures is the nature of the material and intentional.
Sits about 17" tall.
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More about the artist:
Known for her feminine interpretation of French antiquities, Melea often travels to Paris to find originals, especially pieces from the Louis XVI and régence periods. In addition to her favorite areas and markets in Paris – Les Puces de Saint Ouen, Village Suisse, Marché Biron, Marché Paul Bert – she frequents various botanical gardens such as Bois De Boulogne and flower markets on Place Louis Lépine to draw on inspiration for product development.
Melea grew up in a household with a longstanding appreciation for fine arts, which set the foundation for the designer’s love affair with art and design.