Japan Fest 2011 Exhibit Arrangement
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This arrangement encompasses a more abstract and sculptural feel than perhaps some of my previous exhibit pieces. Using two containers, I knew I wanted to connect the two compositions together, literally, while encompassing an aquatic theme. Although this looks pretty simplistic, it took about two hours to create. The “how” is always a mystery to me when I begin the construction processs. How will it look in the end? How will I connect the two worlds together? Even if I sketch out a plan, nothing really works the way I envision it. Since every flower and each branch grows differently, there is enough variance to keep an element of surprise present at all times. There are certain things I can control… whether it’s vertical or horizontal. If I know I have a limited width or height… then I can stay within those certain parameters. Colors, textures, container styles – those things I can choose from when “planning” for an arrangement. However, in this piece, I knew I wanted the larger container to be the featured as a more dominant side, but in the end, the piece had to achieve balance and a good amount of movement within the composition to keep the viewer’s eye moving through the piece.
Materials used: Pink and red Cockscomb Celosia flowers with Papyrus Umbrella stems and Yellow Craspedia Drumsticks.
Perfect for: adding a striking centerpiece to brighten up a dark or dull space – for an event or dinner table – or even on the front desk of a hotel or business office. Weddings, bah mitzvahs, bar mitzvahs, dinner parties, special events, corporate or residential service.