Culture Art & Media Artist's Fresh Ceramic Plant Sculptures Bloom With Hundreds of Petals By Kimberley Mok Writer McGill University Cornell University Kimberley Mok is a former architect who covered architecture and the arts for Treehugger since 2007. our editorial process Twitter Twitter Kimberley Mok Updated January 09, 2020 ©. Owen Charles Mann Share Twitter Pinterest Email Culture History Travel Sustainable Fashion Art & Media Holidays Community 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 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 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.