Artist's Fresh Ceramic Plant Sculptures Bloom With Hundreds of Petals

©. Owen Charles Mann

The natural forms found in plants can brighten up any home, but if you're not someone with a green thumb, that can be a problem if you tend to neglect them. The next best thing? Beautifully painted ceramics, like these done by Ithaca, New York artist Owen Charles Mann.

Seen over at So Super Awesome, Mann's lovely pieces consist of the repetitive, shifted the placement of hundreds of little pieces, spiraling out, stacking up and blooming to form the shapes of succulents and flowers.

Owen Charles Mann

© Owen Charles Mann

Owen Charles Mann

© Owen Charles Mann

Owen Charles Mann

© Owen Charles Mann

Owen Charles Mann

© Owen Charles MannEither left a soft, porcelain white or painted in calming hues of blue and green and sepia, the flowers seem realistic as if they are still in full bloom.

Owen Charles Mann

© Owen Charles Mann

Owen Charles Mann

© Owen Charles Mann

Owen Charles Mann

© Owen Charles Mann

Owen Charles Mann

© Owen Charles Mann

Owen Charles Mann

© Owen Charles Mann

These works seem simple, just a repeating pattern of petals, but often in nature, great, complex beauty arises from simple things, and these eye-catching pieces are proof of that natural tendency. For more, visit and purchase Mann's sculptures on his Etsy store.