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Mimmi Blomqvist.
Stockholm, Sweden

"I love color and life, and everything that comes with it. Some time ago, I found an old flower press and decided to renew the ancient technique of pressing plants. I live on an archipelago outside of Stockholm. I walk my dog along the local beaches between April and October, that is when the local flowers are in bloom and I have an opportunity to pick the flowers for my artwork. I know exactly which flowers grow where, when each one blooms.

My work, in a way, freezes time. These flowers have been a part of the earth for an eternity, and when I press and frame them I suspend them in history. With time the leaves fade in color. There is something beautiful about that. I love the childish expression of building new flowers and patterns from real flowers and plants, it blurs the line between fantasy and reality."