New Edge Greens …Floral Friday

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While assembling today’s projects, I listened to some electronic, new age instrumental music. The format was a conscious choice, because I’ve learned that different styles of music alter the direction of my creativity. For instance, if I want to make a humble, yet formal statement, some sort of chamber music by Vivaldi or Mozart works well.  A more bold arrangement calls for a performance by a full, symphony orchestra.

In this case, an album by David Arkenstone provided the background because I wanted a contemporary approach to arranging greenery without any major flowers. The new age music also inspired the bad pun, “new edge”.

A contemporary department store planter is the base for climbing curved stems. The pointy bamboo leaves provide the counterpoint for this experiment.

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I really was in the mood for a radical post-modern visual, so I brought out a showy vintage planter. The first departure from convention is the red “moss” placed atop the mechanicals.  The spreading array of narrow tropical leaves is the main focus. The pair of succulents adorn the rest of the red material.  The final result is a very non-conventional yet formal composition.

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The third arrangement is more conventional.  The late 1950s Shawnee flower pot is home for a pointy planting of knife shaped leaves, some bamboo, and a few filler flowers to compliment the turquoise glaze of the container.

Ciao
mini-moiThe Blue Jay of Happiness has noticed that regardless of the type of music, it is the emotional intent of the composer that draws me into the piece.

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About swabby429

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