Fusing folk art with the Latin names of men and beasts, illustrator Sarah Walsh has produced a colorful series called Folk Science. She’s taken eight subjects—from rabbits to lions to a guy with a healthy beard—and decorated their bodies with florals. In every painting, Sarah includes a hand lettered label with their scientific moniker—creating an unlikely fusion of the two worlds.
Explaining Folk Science, Sarah writes, “Folk Science is magic. It’s wonder…It’s rooted in the salt of the earth, the elements and the angles of destiny…It’s the things that we can’t explain but yet delight & comfort us.” The whole series is available through Etsy. Also, while you’re at it, treat yo self to this pillow. I have in my studio and it is the best.
Sarah is also on Instagram and a total delight. Follow her to see what she’s working on; it’s how I found out about this charming series in the first place.