Trailer McQuilkin's Wildflowers Botanical Sculptures Book


“Wildflowers” is a magnificent compilation of photographs of 
public and private collections of the remarkable 
botanical sculpture of Trailer McQuilkin.

A native of New Orleans, McQuilkin has lived and worked in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, for the past 35 years. In 1969 the artist began experimenting with methods of creating metal wildflower sculpture eventually settling on a blend of several artistic techniques. The product of this art form is unique; each sculpture is one of a kind, with its own individuality and its own beauty.

McQuilkin, who is largely self-taught, produces complex and beautiful micro-habitats. His meticulous study, and subsequent recreation of each plant have left us a great legacy of these fragile plants and their environments, which many of us will never have the opportunity to see.