Friday, May 16, 2014

Sculpture and Flowers

You can learn some of the principles of sculpture by arranging flowers. 
It's about contrasting shapes and tracking the negative spaces between flowers.
I think of my arrangements as sketches that smell really good.

Here's a sampling of sculpture arrangements from seasons past.


Not a great bouquet, but loved it with the surroundings!
Boutineers are the fussiest things imaginable, but great fun when finished.


Theresa Cheek said...

These are miniature flemish paintings! Your knowledge of space and shadow take them to a new level. I do love the backdrops too!

Patrick Gracewood said...

Thanks, Theresa.
The backdrops are just what's there.

Have you seen the film "Tim's Vermeer? You'd love it.