OrganicArtWow's Shop Announcement

Welcome to my shop!
The pictures that you are looking at are not painting or photographs. These compositions are made of real dried leaves, flowers, plants and tree bark. The drying process is based on special technique that preserves natural colors and shapes of material used in art works. The artist uses watercolors on the ground, cornhusk or colored paper and every piece is hand placed with glue. Much is done with tweezers and magnifying glass. All pictures are three-dimensional and every picture is unique, as no two pictures are the same. It is not possible to make prints or copies that closely reproduce the look of the originals. All pictures are made by Larisa Thaney in her studio located in San Diego. Every single work is full of harmony, warmth and deep vision of life.
This form of art (Oshibana) has been around of over six hundred years and originated in Japan. The art gained popularity in the Victorian time and has experienced a revival in the last 30 years or so. Because of our special drying process, the artwork will keep its beauty for more than fifty years or probably more, as long as they are not in direct sunlight or extreme moisture.

2004, 2006- honorable mention, at “Art in the Park” Ojai, CA
2005, 2007, 2008 - 2nd and 1st place at “Lake Arrowhead Art Festival”, CA
2005, 2007- honorable mention and 1st place at” Studio City Art Festival”, CA
2008- 3rd place at “Conejo Valley Art Museum Art Walk”, CA
2008- 1st place at “Art and Wine Festival” Millbrae, CA
2009, 2010, 2011 - 3rd and 2nd place at “Indian Wells Art Festival”, CA
2009 - award for outstanding quality in ”San Jose Tapestry Festival”, CA
2011 - “Best of the show” award “Festival of the Arts” La Jolla, CA
2012 - 3rd place at “Sunset Beach Art Festival”, CA
2013 - 1st place and “Best of the show” at “North Park Festival of Arts”, CA
2013 – “Best of the show” at “Rancho Mirage Art Affaire”, CA

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.