Pictures from Phoenix and sometimes from the surrounding cities that make up the "Valley of the Sun"
I am trying to figure out what part of Asia is the inspiration for this floral arrangement. India? China? Japan? Thailand? I think I can eliminate the Near East, which is technically Asia, and Siberia, as I don't think I have ever seen Siberian Art in an Asian Art Museum collection.
That's pretty spectacular.
So Asian! Beautiful.
And so well framed by lucky bamboo plants! Spectacular.
Nice Asian influence indeed. I would love a garden like that.
It is a pretty big arrangement, maybe a bit confusing, at least to me.
Such beautiful color! I can almost smell the fragrance.
The red leaves in the center bottom almost look like a Buddha sitting in a garden.
Not the usual simple Asian style!
That's one of the biggest floral "arrangements" I've ever seen. Do I see a bamboo structure? Very creative and colorful, for sure!
serene and powerful colors
I love the bamboo and the bright colors. It reminds me of a funeral arrangement. Or some sort of sacred ceremony...
Thank you for the kind comments about our arrangement! This floral sculpture was inspired by the Burmese Gilded Wood Buddha Shrine (see http://www.phxart.org/slideshow/#/COL/72157606187498905/4834690907/) in the Asian Art gallery. The golden vases in the middle were simple rectangles to bring in the gold color from the actual sculpture and they were arranged in a step pattern to symbolize the path of ascension to enlightenment. The leaves were indeed intended to mimic the Buddha shape, which was why they were positioned in the center. The rest of the flowers were intended to be a physical representation of the love, or karma, etc that the buddha represents. The bamboo is a representation of the shape of the shrine and the physical boundaries representing limitations in the world. Anyway, that's how I remember it. My wife was the florist artist on this piece. Thanks!
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