Etched Botanical Wall Art

Etched Botanical Wall Art

Dec 1, 2006

We were mindlessly flipping through a West Elm catalog the other day and found our flipping stalled. The culprit: this photo of three boldly silhouetted botanicals.

The catalogue described them as etchings on oxidized aluminum, which explained the compelling and reassuring contrast that drew us in: delicate natural shapes bold against the industrial sheen of metal. Like wildflowers growing at a power plant. Or weeds reasserting their right to peek at the sky through the cracks of old blacktop. Or an "urban forest," which is what West Elm's copywriters call it. Whatever. We like it.

Yes, we know that this is mass-produced art, but it's just quirky enough to feel otherwise. Which isn't bad for $79.

West Elm's etched botanical wall art is only available through the catalogue or online.

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