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 in the Galleria Space.
Three 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.
3D was the other pedestal class. There were a series of exciting sculptures in this class. The designers could use the pedestals or not.
The 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.
Niches were based on various art forms and movements. This lyrical miniature design is in Netsuke.
Cubism is the interpretation in this meticulously constructed small niche.
A small niche interpreting the environmental sculptor Andy Goldsworthy.
Quadrant is the bisected space for hat designs in Art Nouveau.
One morning in Quadrant, the class was not hats but “POP Art”.
Escher was the inspiration for this imaginative winner by the GC of Wilmington in the Store Window class. Well done, GCW!!