A Month of Flowers, Part 4, includes one design that is composed entirely of dead flowers. I’ve always had a fascination with dried flowers and find them to be really beautiful in their own right. The idea of experimenting with dried flowers has interested me for some time now and I’d like to continue to explore them as a material. That’s why I decided to include them here. In the first image below, I focused on the more sculptural aspects of their form. I wanted to highlight and embrace and all the ways in which they differ from live flowers.
In the rest of the arrangements you see, I continued to play with color and texture, as well as movement and line. Every flower has a unique shape and each stem twists and turns in its own way. Part of working with flowers, for me, is acknowledging that and working with it instead of against it. Now that I’m thinking about it, that philosophy applies quite well to matters unrelated to flowers too. So there you have it: a month of blooms with a life lesson learned. Now off to make another bouquet.