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Innovative Artist Uses Urchin Shells To Make Beautiful Jellyfish
When George Bernard Shaw said, “Imagination is the beginning of creation.” maybe he already knew that Cathy Van Hoang would be a stellar example of that belief.
Los Angeles based designer and art director Cathy Van Hoang pretty much revolutionized indoor gardening when she created Jellyfish Air Plants. Well, truthfully though, she did not use real jellyfish for it! She had a novel idea of using stunning urchin shells and attaching air plants to them.
When hung or kept on a surface, these little creations look like glorious jellyfish which you can’t stop admiring! Cathy sells these Jellyfish Air Plants in her Etsy shop, Petit Beast.
Intrigued by the name Petit Beast?
“Each plant is really unique,” Cathy says, “it’s almost as if they have their own identity and personality. I like to think of them as pets. They’re little beasts that I adopt, care for, raise, and then send out into the world! So, the name Petit Beast was a natural fit for the shop.”
If, like me, you want to try your hand at making some of these surreal art pieces yourself, you can find some ideas here.
But for now, you can just sigh at these beauties.
1. The rich magenta hues are nothing short of ethereal.
2. This one is all about grace and suaveness!
3. Don’t these look like floating angels?
4. This one perfectly captures the dance of cool water and shimmering sand.
5. This star studded golden voyager is befitting for the Milky Way.
6. This radiant being is all for joy and cheer.
7. Look how quaint and captivating!
8. Luminous. That’s the word.
9. Maybe she has the Midas Touch.
10. A sneak peek into the Petit Beast work space.
Would you believe that Cathy claims to know very little about gardening? I guess all it takes is a little care, a little creativity and a whole lot of a willingness. And then the result is out of the world.
Go get your own Jellyfish Air Plants and prepare to be wowed!
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