Carmen Almon grew up in Barcelona and Washington DC and resides in France and New Orleans, Louisiana. She uses copper sheeting, brass tubing, steel wire and enamel paint to create botanical art. Almon captures the fragility of a moment in time, creating not botanical replicas of nature but rather her personal interpretation of her memory of a particular plant, flower, branch or bud. One is reminded of the beautiful illustrated botanical books of the 17th and 18th century – Linneaeus, Ehret, Redouté – which Carmen often refers to for inspiration. Because each piece takes so long to complete, few are realized each year, which makes them rare treasures. Almon’s works are exhibited at the Chinese Porcelain Gallery, NY; and Octavia Art Gallery, TX and LA, as well as featured at art fairs worldwide. She was recently written up by Architectural Digest, The New York Times, and Martha Stewart Living magazine and her works are found in prestigious private and public collections throughout the United States and Europe.