Jacques Nimki

florilegium SW7

About The Artist

Jacques Nimki is a British artist who works with flowers and other plants. Each project of his begins with a site; Nimki starts by researching and walking an area to collect information, and ends by processing the plants he finds there into various artistic mediums. He is especially interested in the forgotten, the overlooked, and the tiny.


Jacques Nimki describes his works as ‘florilegiums’ a word that literally means ’flower book’, a category of books from the seventeenth century where images are more significant than text. Nimki draws on a culture of collecting based on curiosity and beauty rather than scientific investigation.

For florilegium SW7, Nimki has crafted an intricate paper cut using hedge bindweed, field bindweed, shepherds purse, stitchwort and chickweed.

Jacques Nimki, 'florilegium SW7'

Paper cut.

Edition of 20.

39 x 49 cm