A Year in the Wild

ISBN: 9781783707966
Published: April 2018
Imprint: Big Picture Press
Extent: 64
Specs: 246 x 198 mm

An intricately crafted journey through four seasons of flora and fauna.

Using nothing but pressed plants, A Year in the Wild captures the wonder and magic of the natural world between the pages of a book.

Helen Ahpornsiri's intricate artwork transforms leaves, petals and seeds into bounding hares, swooping swallows and blossoming trees. And with a beautiful non-fiction text, this stand-out title is sure to delight and charm.


About the author

Helen Ahpornsiri creates intricate collages using real flora and foliage. Each illustration is made up of hundreds of leaves

and flowers which are foraged or grown, then preserved with traditional flower pressing methods. The plants are organised by species or colour before being cut and delicately arranged to form birds, insects and other creatures; all filled with tiny patterns and tangles of plant life. Helen lives in Eastbourne, Sussex, in the UK.