Thursday, April 7, 2011

Asian Arrangement

Here is another floral arrangement from the Arts & Flowers show at the Phoenix Art Museum.  This one was located in the Asian Art Gallery.

13 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

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.

Kathy said...

That's pretty spectacular.

JM said...

So Asian! Beautiful.

Thérèse said...

And so well framed by lucky bamboo plants! Spectacular.

Randy said...

Nice Asian influence indeed. I would love a garden like that.

Jack said...

It is a pretty big arrangement, maybe a bit confusing, at least to me.

Jarart said...

Such beautiful color! I can almost smell the fragrance.

Magpie said...

The red leaves in the center bottom almost look like a Buddha sitting in a garden.

RedPat said...

Not the usual simple Asian style!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

That's one of the biggest floral "arrangements" I've ever seen. Do I see a bamboo structure? Very creative and colorful, for sure!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

serene and powerful colors

Stephanie said...

I love the bamboo and the bright colors. It reminds me of a funeral arrangement. Or some sort of sacred ceremony...


Conquest Apps
said...

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!