This year, in loving memory of his mother Jane, Paul decided to pay homage to Carson Mansion one more time, and with the help of Applied Imagination's lead botanical architect, Cindy Johnson, they brought it to life like never before. Standing 54 inches tall, every architectural detail of the elaborate mansion is expressed using exclusively the natural textures & shapes of actual dried plant materials.

Cindy Johnson, lead botanical architect for the northern Kentucky studio Applied Imagination, shows the process used to create a botanical representation of the Carson Mansion of Eureka, California. ©KET Muse Moments