|Floral design by Pico Design,Pico Soriano with Ignacio Lopez, |
based on Berkeley No. 3 (1954) by Richard Diebekorn or, as I like to think of it,
still life with law professor (Mark H. Greenberg).
There were a few things that really stood out to me, in terms of design. People seemed to move away from monotone designs and there was an explosion of color in high contrast compositions. Designers embraced painted leaves and flowers, dyed flowers, recycled materials, colored wire, and all kinds of props and bling. I saw several designs that used Gypsophila (Baby's Breath) in innovative ways, a filler flower that is often shunned (seen as the "dozen roses and baby's breath" bouquet that was popular a couple of generations ago). There were several arrangements that used glass tubes extensively as a design element, and some that were done in terrarium styles. Flowers were grouped by texture and color, and there were also many designs composed of several arrangements working together. People made great use of succulents, and found some that looked pretty exotic.
|Floral design by Waterlily Pond Floral Design based on Ultramarine Stemmed Form with Orange |
from the Persian series, by Dale Chihuly. The blue "shell" is made of painted palm leaves.