Sacre Botanica

Copenhagen, Denmark

Sacre Botanica consists of artist Mai Aabenhsus, who has a strong passion for the wild flora and the botanical universe. She makes posters that embrace the plants and the lifespan they go through by giving it a playful and honest visual expression. They try to translate the story of each individual plant into an artistic portrait that personalizes the spirit of each plant.

Conversation with Sacre Botanica

Where are you from and where do you currently live?  

I’m from Denmark and I live in Copenhagen.

When did you become an artist and what was your first project?

I don’t know when I became an artist  - or if that’s even something people become.
One of my first projects with digital painting was when I made the cover and artwork for a friend of mine who released her debut album at Copenhagen Records. I didn’t have a digital pen - just a mouse. And it took forever.

What inspires you? Any particular artists?

Music, Nature, Life, Georgia O Keefe, ManRay, Frida Kahlo, Vivienne Westwood, and Raf Simons.

What are some of the ideas behind your work?

My works are mainly inspired from my own life. Feelings, observations or statements I would like to illustrate. Obviously i also have a passion for wild flora and fauna which is always a starting point for me when I begin a new project.

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