Our plant of the week, fritillaria meleagris (also known as snake’s head fritillary, guinea flower or chequer lily) is a striking wild flower native to Britain. But who would have thought that this small, purple Spring flower would have so much in common with a 160kg giant panda? Here are three reasons why:
Annet Van Der Voort is a Dutch photographer now living in Germany, whose work often focuses on the transience of nature and and the themes of life and death. Her vanitas series harks back to the genre of the same name that was particularly popular in the Netherlands in the 16th and 17th centuries. As many painters during this period of Dutch painting, she includes insects, butterflies, and other small animals in these floral compositions as essential elements.