Congratulations to The Editor for four fabulous years of “GCA By Design”!! We have been delighted with the expanded format (64 pages), and The Editor’s creative eye for content, sent forth with creative layout and design. This issue features Mrs. Gold Medal’s winning WAFA Design on the cover and a bevy of other WAFA designs from the US participants. Congratulations to them all. BRAVA to The Editor!
Mrs. Gold Medal won a gold medal for her striking design in Light Flow, staged on a shelf 39” wide x 14” deep x 14” high, standing 48” from the floor. Don’t you love the many varieties of plant material that make the rainbow?
Light Flow – the bronze medal. In this class, there were actually only 19 exhibitors. But the clamor for entries in the show, meant they added an extra class altogether. I am indebted to Mrs. Gold Medal for these and the photos that follow in a longer than normal post but with little comment. Please enjoy the great beauty.
A detail of its construction shows meticulous craftsmanship. In the World Show, everything, unless it is a minor detail, has to be created on the spot, in the allotted six hours to complete the design.
Delight in the Details was staged with a supplied frame, measuring roughly 24”w x 17” h. This gold medal winner subtly treated the entire metal frame as a setting for the delicate blooms and branches.
The space for Living Art was 48″ w x 19″ deep. I love this dramatic design, with its cascading paint of flowers.
From the side, the depth and texture of the framing device is very clear. The texture is created by hundreds of pine cone scales. All this work had to be done at the show!! These designs and many more are on the WAFA website – have a look: http://wafaireland.com/results/ Thank you to Mrs. Gold Medal for sharing all the wonderful photos and congratulations again.