Shape Experiments …Floral Friday

With flowers, shape is just as important as color. Today, I decided to play with the geometric aspect of my hobby.


The spherical design of a vintage footed green glass vase calls out for an echo as far as floral shapes go.  A globular cluster of rounded, puffy chrsanthemums is the instinctive choice.  The project is rounded out with complimentary colors.


Playful tropical blooms and leaves come in a variety of shapes and sizes.  They convey a sense of wildness.  The excitement in form is barely contained through the use of a formal USA pottery, two handled vase.


Any pretense of convention and simplicity of configuration was cast aside when I decided to use the Southwestern inspired triad container. The trio of poppy pods unifies the complex design. I carefully selected the floral elements so they would “play” a starring role in each of the pots, then work together as a whole. The resulting interplay of shapes is very experimental and energetic.

mini-moiThe Blue Jay of Happiness likes this pithy Taoist saying, “We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want.”


About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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