Monday, February 27, 2012

Art in Bloom = Window Design

library window prior to my design
Happily gearing up for another Village Garden Club Art in Bloom event happening on March 12 - 16, 2012, at the Lynnfield Library. I agreed to design the lobby display window pictured above to help get the word out about the event. Thus began my design process on a project that I could really sink my teeth into. How would I best highlight the event, and visually show the artistic creativity involved in the "art of interpretation?" I WOULD SHOW THE PROCESS!!!!

Inspiration provided by Britt Daw
Art in Bloom begins with INSPIRATION, and this is the piece that I chose to interpret this year. Interpreting a painting or piece of art is a very individual thing. An interpretation will be somewhat reflective of its interpreter. The best part about interpreting art is that there is never right or wrong way, to go about it. It is in ones ability to think outside the box, and be able to use flowers as your language to convey a meaning.

Floral designing and painting are actually very closely related in that the designer/artist follows a similar thought process. Some of the words that best describe the process would be theme, texture, inspiration, scale, form, light, color, mass, shape, implied meaning, composition, harmony, rhythm, emphasis, balance and line. These words helped me understand what I wanted to show in my window design.

I decided to create a small scale interpretation of my painting for the window design, using silks. A visit to Jacobson was in order, as they have an enormous selection of silks, containers, and floral "do - dads" of all kinds. It did not take long for me to make my selections, and get back home to start the designing.

Flexibility is the name of the game. Being able to improvise when needed, and realizing that there's more than one way to skin a cat. My overall design concept stayed true to the original thought, but it was necessary for me to make adjustments to some of the details, as the process unfolded.

silk flowers

wire container

See you soon, as I will be setting up my window design this week to help kick off the event. Look for additional posts on my final window design, silk interpretation, and Art in Bloom design done with fresh flowers.

Until next time...L.


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