Location: St. Louis Art Museum
In 2015 Martha's Flowers entered the St. Louis Art Museum's Art in Bloom. A floral representation of two Peruvian Keros was the object in question. Members and staff spent weeks drawing various concepts and ideas for their arrangement. Once flowers were selected and a concept chosen, the team went to work creating a two sided arrangement. The team derived their inspiration from the Warrior, Queen, rainbow and rain etched into the vessels. Members and staff were thrilled to learn that they were awarded an Honorable Mention ribbon by the Judges. The following are photos of the process.
Art in Bloom 2015
Creating the warrior's headdress
Tropical leaves are bent and fastened in place to create a warrior headdress.
Finished Arrangement - Warrior side
This is the Warrior side of the arrangement. The protea represent the warrior's face, with the textured berries giving him a war-like appearance. The folded tropical leaves form his headdress and the braided red dogwood his spears. White pussy willows create the rain while deep blue orchids create a rainbow and represent our hope for peace.