About

Meet the Artist

Amanda Forgash is the Chicago-based botanical artist behind petalpushr. Her current focus is on designing detailed "mini universes" using modified natural materials - works that are meant to transfix and transport the viewer to imagined alien landscapes.

Amanda’s aesthetic is rooted architectural silhouettes with an abundance of texture and pops of color mixed in with natural elements. She sources unconventional materials like sea barnacles, crystals, grasses, and palm leaves for her dried creations, some of which she hand-paints to give them an otherworldly feel.

Wedding Floral & Styling

Amanda's background is in fresh floral design for weddings, with 8+ years of bringing floral magic to your big day. She is currently taking on limited wedding & event dates for 2022. Submit an inquiry form if interested in working with her on your next wedding or event.

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Design Projects

Amanda creates botanical installations for local music acts, storefront windows, and art galleries, and has participated in various floral design competitions and projects around Chicago and Milwaukee.

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