Every year the de Young Museum floods with floral genius and magic, where floral designers are assigned a piece of artwork from which to create a floral masterpiece. Designers will interpret, mimic or reflect the essence of the art through their floral design, crafting and engineering skills to work create works of floral art.
This year’s assignment was the highly regarded painting, ‘The Niagra River at the Cataract’ by Gustav Grunewald. The sheer size of the paintings is stunning, spanning over 7′ in height. I chose to reflect the essence of the spilling drama and layers of the falls in my piece.
Photo courtesy of Kevin Chin Photography +Cinema
The materials used to bring it life included:
- Dendrobium orchids
- Banksia Integrifolia
- Silver dollar eucalyptus
- Spanish Moss
- Bush Ivy
- Pieces of granite rocks
It’s my favorite time of the year as spring is emerging and creativity is blooming. The Bouquets to Art exhibit is just one week, March 13-19, get more details & tickets here, come check it out!