We all have techniques of presenting ourselves to other people. There are certain styles of behavior and fashion we consciously or unconsciously adopt and adapt as ours. We dress a certain way and own certain objects because we want to convey a certain message or aura about ourselves. People do judge books by their covers; they judge us by our outward images.
Presentation can also be about what and how artists and artisans communicate their inner selves to the rest of the world. Again, presentation can evoke a certain mood or trigger a line of thought.
Today I have three examples of image blending that integrates an artisan’s presentation with my own interpretation to hopefully yield my own subtle message.
The glass, monolith shape vase was used as a canvas by the manufacturer to display flower decals. The bold flowers will overwhelm most bouquets, so I decided to allow the vase to be the star of the show. I added balsa wood vase filler and a fist-full of shaped grass to make the vase my own.
The medium-small terra-cotta vase appeals to our attractions to color, texture, and shape. I enjoy all three aspects of the humble container. I added a favorite spider mum and greenery to share my warm, happy mood.
The Royal Haeger tiger (leopard print) planter is from a console set. It was marketed as a component of a factory intended, over-all decor concept. I added dried elements in an angular fashion in order to blend the vase with the orchids in the Shawnee cone vase, and a small, vintage teevee lamp.
The final result is my own interpretation of a pottery console set. I wanted to create a certain atmosphere in the corner of a room. Here, it further integrates with a window so the console set performs triple-duty as a window treatment and frames the clock. So, in effect, this is a multiple presentation display.
The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis . “I’m into very colorful food. Obviously lots of flavor, but I think we eat with our eyes first, so it has to look great. The presentation has to be great.”