I’ve been wanting to revisit building flowers since I made some for Iron Builder in 2012 and with the release of the new tooth/claw piece in yellow it made for a perfect sunflower petal.
This is the third of three sculptures commissioned by the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens in Rockford, IL for their Bricktober event. I did a live build of the butterfly Oct 26-27 at the Conservatory.
Like the butterfly and toucan, this has an internal steel frame. It bolts into the base of the stem, and can be mounted from there. The flower is about 31″ in diameter.
My favorite part of this build was detailing the pistil of the hibiscus.
A family of flowers.
Built for Iron Builder; the piece for this round is the dark red cone.