Steel Blue …Floral Friday

Late spring means a shift towards more heat and humidity. This often creates a craving for cool and brisk. Although I cannot alter the outdoors weather, I can change some of the indoor visuals.

I like the icy appearance of polished steel surfaces combined with shades of blue. This week, I took the look to the brink of appearing clinical. This time, it’s also about the combination of degrees of complexity of the container contrasting with the complexity of the floral elements in reverse proportions.

The most complex metal container holds some of the basic elements common to all three arrangements. It sets the tonal mood.

The more simple twisted rectangular vase is the base for a slightly more complex grouping of floral elements.

The most simple rectangular vase contains the most complicated collection of blue flowers.

Grouping the three vases together can be a further exercise in eye play.

The Blue Jay of Happiness is inspired by a statement from Ralph Waldo Emerson. “Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass.”

About swabby429

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