Ann Wood is Using Paper Art to Capture Nature’s Endless Beauty

Paper art is a truly fascinating art form, and Ann Wood is using it to transform sheets of paper into lifelike botanical wonders. The delicate petals come to life in the hands of this talented paper artist and you’ll have to do a double-take to realize they’re not real.

Ann Wood is part of a creative duo Woodlucker, which she founded with Dean Lucker after they graduated from Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1987.

Wood made a name for herself as a paper artist, and she specializes in creating “mixed media portraits and theatrical tableaus of mysterious beauty and solace whose identity is grounded in the timeless aesthetic and ethic of rural America,”, according to her official website.

Wood enjoys experimenting with “what paper can become” and her creations made quite a splash on social media, attracting 160,000 followers to her Instagram page. We’ve seen her create everything from paper feathers and mushrooms to insects and fruits over the years, but flowers are definitely her biggest specialty.

Each petal in her work is delicately formed and thoughtfully arranged. She’s so good at mimicking nature’s floral masterpieces that it’s almost impossible to tell the difference between her paper flowers and their real-life contra parts.