Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Bouquets to Art 2013: Highlights

This week is Spring Break and I don't have any classes, which is good, since it gave me some time to sort through all the pictures I took at Bouquets to Art last week! I will do a separate post about the fantastic arrangement I got to help out on, but here are a few highlights from this year's exhibition. I just love the creativity that so many of the designers used to interpret their artwork, and the skill involved in creating these pieces. There are more pictures in a Flickr album over here, if you're interested. Enjoy!

I just love this interpretation of Manuel Neri's Seated Girl II by Michael Holmes Designs — great color, shape, and full of attitude, just like the original!

Yoko Klingebiel's design was one of my favorite pieces in the whole exhibition. She captured Dorothy Napangardi's Sandhills with such elegance and restraint (and not to mention skill!).

Nathan Oliveira's Weaver, brought to floral life by Michiko Shimoda. I like how they relate to each other, as if they're in a conversation.

Thomas Hovenden's painting of an abolitionist leader on his way to the gallows, The Last Moments of John Brown, and the brilliant interpretation by Neil Hunt. Genius!

The team of Poppy's Petalworks came up with this pretty design for David Regan's Cod Tureen (not pictured). I love the color, and the contrast in texture between the cork bark and the flower petals. 

Friends of Filoli's version of William Joseph McCloskey's Oranges in Tissue Paper. Great choice of materials!

Jessica Rao captured the earthy and rustic feel of George Fuller's Girl and Calf...

...while Yukiko Neibert embraced the striking elegance of Robert Henri's Lady in Black with Spanish Scarf.

An arrangement and its muse: Guy Pène du Bois' Seated Nude, interpreted by the team of Lavender in Sonoma. The skin tones in their flower selection were delicious.

Another female-inspired design: Sunshine Flowers' take on Eastman Johnson's Woman in White Dress. Now who wouldn't love a dress made from the loveliest selection of white flowers?

Books and flowers? Heck yes! Main St. Floragardens shows us how, with their detail-rich interpretation of John Frederick Peto's Job Lot Cheap.

Soft textures and earthy tones in Joan McLellan Tayler's version of Figure of an ancestor or deity.

Swing on over to my Flickr album for more pictures of Bouquets to Art 2013, and check back later this week to learn more about the design I got to work on!

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