flowers in hands


My name is Caroline Lord. I'm a writer who loves nature. I make portraits with twigs, leaves and flowers, and I call them Foliage Faces. I start with a picture of a famous singer, artist.... and I begin by laying down a twig for a chin, some azaleas for a shirt. Piece by piece, I add nature onto a flat white board. But sometimes, I can tell the face isn't coming to life. So I adapt. Look up new ones. Who has yellow hair to match my sunflower petals? What famous writer has long curls just like my dead ferns? Instead of being frustrated at the first failed face, instead, it energizes me. I get in a flow knowing that in a few hours, the petals will wilt, and I need to hurry and document the face by taking a photo of it. Here's a video of how I make the faces. Enjoy!

I’ve also written a novel about a thirteen-year-old dead boy named Henry Riddle. Henry's back in Nashville, Tennessee in a new body with an embarrassing bowl cut, and he's got three days to track down the woman with a beehive hairdo who killed him in front of Tootsie's Orchid Lounge. I'm working on getting it published.

I love making one minute films for Instagram. You can see them more of them here.