February Avant-Garde …Floral Friday

This week has been about extending boundaries into my personal frontier. In other words experimentation in style beyond what is usually conventional for me. What might not be conventionally pleasing? What might cross over into the Avant-Garde?

The light green cube planter provides a somewhat neutral base for a selection of dark purple blooms orbiting a dark purple spider mum. The arrangement was inspired by the very windy, cold weather of the day.

A formal Japanese vase finished in dark tones and darker drip glaze contains a blend of tropical and wild elements. They come together for a contemporary take on Ikebana.

“Royal” Hawaiian Kou wood is a material I love. This bowl was carved in Kaua’i–the Garden Isle. I decided to use bright, almost neon colored tropical elements to create an upbeat, inspirational look.

The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes two-time Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir. “I’m not commercial, I’m not for Special K cereal and I’m not a Wheaties boy. I’m a little bit more avant-garde, a little bit more out there.”

About swabby429

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