Bronze botanical specimen from Cape Town’s Table Mountain by artist, surfer dude and botanist Nic Bladen.  From HAND/EYE’s 09/So...

Bronze botanical specimen from Cape Town’s Table Mountain by artist, surfer dude and botanist Nic Bladen. From HAND/EYE’s

South African artist Nic Bladen tracks down endangered plants and casts them in bronze and other materials. Here he renders the natural grace of Aloe pluridens.

Artist Nic Bladen keeps plants alive forever, preserving the Cape Peninsula's endangered flora.

Nic Bladen bronze cast. Up to 15 metres in length, ends in a bulb (float) at its apex Melkbosstrand, Hakgat

Nic Bladen Ecklonia maxima, sea bamboo, bamboes 2010 Bronze x

nic-bladen-chandelier-SG-ReCollect-2012

nic-bladen-chandelier-SG-ReCollect-2012

Nic Bladen Botanicals

Living and working in the Cape Floral Kingdom, Nic Bladen has become known for the extraordinary technique he has pioneered, casting plants in bronze and silver

Nic Bladen / Erica Cerinthoides (common name Fire Heath or Rooihartjie) / sterling silver & bronze / 35cm

Nic Bladen / Erica Cerinthoides (common name Fire Heath or Rooihartjie) / sterling silver & bronze / 35cm

Ellerman Wine gallery. Close up view of bronze vine sculpture by Nic Bladen

Close up view of bronze vine sculpture by Nic Bladen

Kalahari: A Season At Tswalu — Nic Bladen

In Nic worked as Artist in Residence at Tswalu Kalahari, a private game reserve in South Africa's Northern Cape Province.

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