For the second year, the El Dorado Arts Council asked Dawn Roberti of Natural Flair Custom Floral Design to use flowers to design a piece that mimics a work of art at its annual Flowers Speak To Art. Each florist was randomly given a piece of artwork created by a local artist on which to base their floral designs. The works of art were pieces of bricolage, which means to create art from a variety of everyday things that happen to be available.
Dawn was presented with a yard art sculpture made of a wooden wagon filled with glass sculptures. Her task was to recreate the art using flowers. It was a challenge, but Dawn was up for it!
She used a galvanized bucket, glass plates, glass tubes, glass hurricanes and various colored glass to recreate the piece, incorporating wires, branches and flowers to complete the piece. Allium, Iris, pin cushion protea, bells of Ireland, status, croton leaves and ranunculas were arranged in the various containers to recreate the yard art piece.
The result was a beautiful, original work of floral art that resembled the piece created by the artist. Dawn was on hand to explain her floral art piece to visitors at the event. Check out the photo of Dawn’s creation in this post.