ARTiculture, part 2

Philadelphia Flower Show

Philadelphia Flower Show

The Artistic class competitions in the Philadelphia Flower Show were linked to art in two ways.   Exhibitors in pedestal classes, the Galleria (large) space and Medium niches were required to interpret individual works of art, mostly by students at the local colleges and art schools.

Unframed standUnframed purple and redUnframed in the Galleria Space.

Hue pinks orange redHue Mahogany and rustHue Purple Orange Art and designThree of the week’s entries in Hue, a class on a pedestal.  In the last photo the art interpreted is on the left.  Each entry had a different work of art.

PHS Palm Pod with Orchids3D was the other pedestal class.  There were a series of exciting sculptures in this class.  The designers could use the pedestals or not.

PHS Threads with pinks Threads medium nicheThe medium niche class was called Threads. Each entry had a special unique textile to interpret which hung on the front of the niche below the entry.

NetsukeNiches were based on various art forms and movements.  This lyrical miniature design is in Netsuke.

CubismCubism is the interpretation in this meticulously constructed small niche.

 Andy Goldsworthy in a small nicheA small niche interpreting the environmental sculptor Andy Goldsworthy.

Art Nouveau HatQuadrant is the bisected space for hat designs in Art Nouveau.

POP artOne morning in Quadrant, the class was not hats but “POP Art”.

store window GC Wilmington Step UpEscher was the inspiration for this imaginative winner by the GC of Wilmington in the Store Window class. Well done, GCW!!


About Susan

Susan Detjens is a former landscape painter, she lectures, demonstrates and runs workshops on floral design for museums, horticultural organizations and garden clubs across the US.
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One Response to ARTiculture, part 2

  1. sarah ribeiro says:

    Loved this post !!!

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