Thursday, November 11, 2010

group exhibition in fitzroy

So a few talented designers and artists got together and had an exhibition at SJS Gallery in Fitzroy. Together we themed the event around reycling materials and protecting our beaches and seas.
I spent a few weeks collecting some washed up materials around Melbournes shoreline, collected some grasses from industrial areas and selected some blooming beauties from the flower wholesaler. I then spent a day in the gallery constructing an installation at the entrance of the space. excellent fun.

group exhibition in fitzroy

Gorgeous Allum, grouped lace cap vibernum and vases of ming fern added some green vegetation and a hint of colour.
And my favourite for seasonal flower of the day had to be the magnificent white flowering rhododenron with a dark purple center. spectacular

group exhibition in fitzroy

I used dotter vine and drift wood, moss, dried lotus pods and lotus leaves to try and receate the aridness and brittleness of dehydrated vegetation that is a coastline. I worked in long strips of bark and palm seeds.
Using fishing line and old rope, I tied and knotted clumps of driftwood and various things together. I gave the grasses a windswept effect by smoothing them all in the same direction.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Melbourne Wedding

What a beautiful time of year to get married, peony seaon! Although Maz and Dave opted for an ultra modern melbourne wedding, the timeless peony was not out of place in soft pinks and whites. The bridesmaids all wore white peony wrist corsages and Maz had a combination of soft pink and white peonies in a full round posy with only the lush peony foliage to frame the bouquet.