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Sweet Temptation

by Nicole Grosjean

Sweet nectar is tempting this little fly to a treat, but things are rarely as easy as they seem, and this carnivorous pitcher plant is also waiting for a meal. My botanical illustration is constructed from hand-cut paper, and painted in watercolor and gouache. The fly itself is covered in colored foil, which shimmers in the light like a tiny jewel. Whether you are interested in botanical art, or just something a little different, this piece is sure to be a conversation starter!

Height: 8.5"
Width: 6.5"

$350 $350

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Nicole Grosjean graduated with a BFA in illustration from the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in Denver, Colorado in 2008. She combines her passions for fantasy and craftsmanship into unique, multi-layered works of art. To her, there is nothing more valuable than an object an artist has created with their own hands. She endeavors to build pieces that are not only illustrations, but wonderfully complex environments in their own right. Nicole is constantly trying new techniques and pushing the boundaries of materials and mediums to bring her visions to life.

Her sculptural illustrations are patterned from detailed drawings, hand-cut, and then layered to create various depths depending on the size of the piece. The layers are then painted in watercolor and gouache, and are often back lit with LED lights.