Sharpen a pencil.
Don’t throw away the shavings.
Flowers will blossom.
For your Friday flowers, this time provided by Japan-based designer Haruka Misawa.
Fascinated by the “arrestingly beautiful form” of her pencil sharpener shavings, Misawa noticed a certain similarity: “curled up in a ring-shaped crown, they looked like the petals of a flower. I thought I could reproduce that stunning impression in a more crystallized way using layers of paper, so that a flower blossoms when a pencil-shaped cylindrical scroll of paper is sharpened.”
Not only are the results beautiful and delicate, there is something very powerful about using material that is usually considered to be disposable waste, in order to create such delicate beauty. See more of Misawa’s work at the links below.