Meet Shou Ping, the nature-inspired artist whose work will be featured in the Wildflower Center Gift Store through May 12.
Shou Ping creates unique three-dimensional paper sculptures that express her love of nature. She transforms ordinary sheets of watercolor paper into extraordinary flowers and animals. Each detail, every petal of a flower or feather of a bird, is individually drawn, painted, cut and sculpted. The works are so realistic, viewers often want to reach out and touch them (please don’t). Even if visitors cannot physically feel the watercolor sculptures, they will likely leave with the feeling of having been touched by the art. Shou Ping’s work is rarely shown and the Wildflower Center is delighted to showcase her nature-inspired works.
“Nature is my inspiration… I do not just see a hummingbird; I see every detail of its tiny feathers and the movement of its body. I study the entirety of my subject and break it into individual components; then I put the pieces back together like a puzzle.”
– Shou Ping
See her show at the Wildflower Center Gift Store, April 2 – May 12.