The Fine Art of Paper Flowers by Tiffanie Turner
Artist, architect, and author Tiffanie Turner returns to Rare Device to celebrate the release of her new book, ‘The Fine Art of Paper Flowers’. The book contains instructions to create most of Turner’s widely admired, unique, lifelike paper flowers and their foliage, from bougainvillea to English roses to zinnias, and guides readers through making her signature giant paper peony, along with bouquets and unique wearables. Join Tiffanie and the Rare Device staff on Friday evening, September 8 at Rare Device Flagship on Divisadero from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. for a book signing and celebration. Tiffanie will be exhibiting all of the flowers from The Fine Art of Paper Flowers, and copies of the book will be available for purchase.
About the artist:
Tiffanie Turner was born in 1970 in Colonie, NY and raised in the woods of New Hampshire. She received her Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1995 and worked as an architect for over 15 years before beginning her career as a botanical sculptor. She received a Zellerbach Family Grant award in 2016 to support her work as the May 2016 artist-in residence at the de Young Museum located in San Francisco, where she has resided for over 20 years. Turner is an instructor in the art of paper flower making in the United States and beyond. Her first solo show was held at Rare Device in 2014, and her work can currently be seen on view at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco through October 1, 2017.