I made this wall sculpture for artsycandice in the carnivorous plant swap. I think it turned out pretty well. It's all machine-sewn and hand-sewn. The structure is made of pipe cleaners and the backboard is wood with fabric stretched over it.
The top green plants are venus fly traps and the bottom purple plants are Pitcher plants. I had the idea to make them crazy-quilt style because Artsycandice and I had a discussion about loving the illustrator Mary Engelbreit. I love Mary Engelbreit for the different textures in her work so I tried to use lots of different prints in the fabrics.
The pitcher plants are hollow all the way through and everything on the sculpture is able to bend and pose so you can open the fly trap mouths or close them.
The flies are made of pipe cleaners and a sort of sheer material. I made the teeth of the venus fly traps more teeth-like on purpose and took artistic liberties on colors on the pitcher plants although there is a purple one that exists.
Thanks for looking!