Friday, October 21, 2011

Georgia Farman - "Supermarket" - Artist: Jacob Lawrnce

The artwork of Jacob Lawrence inspired this floral design.  His use of riotous color choices and visual placements in his painting "Supermarket" is a fun interpretation.  This design uses three candleholders, colored glass balls, black painted willow branches, hosta foliage, pampas grass painted bright orange for a spark of color and one color spot of red orange lily at the bottom.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Inspired by Roy

This is the design I brought for the February 23, 2010 Arts & Flowers meeting. Part of the "pop" (after all Roy Lichtenstein, our inspiration artist, was a pop artist) came with help from you all when we added the rose. I think calling this design Hard and Soft is appropriate. Looking forward to sharing some boldness with you all in October.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Meet October 4, HH

Next meeting is Tuesday, October 4, at Headquarters House in Seattle at 10:30 am. This year we will focus on NW artists. There is a wonderful exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum featuring public works from various buildings around town. The exhibit is free. I will bring the free catalogue of items, listed by decade, including artist names. For this October 4 meeting I choose Jacob Lawrence as the artist. Known for his bold use of color and form, let him inspire you.
There is a centerpiece request from Jeanette Pruin, 2013 NGC Convention Chairman, that each guild bring a design prototype to the state holiday show in November. If you wish, bring a creative centerpiece design suitable for a large round table that seats 10 at the NGC Convention RainShine. Design should be classy and inexpensive. It can be short, below eye level...or tall, above eye level. Jeanette reports there are 3 lunches and 3 dinners and about 50 centerpieces will be needed for each meal. Janel Garnett and I had many ideas yesterday.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

This is a prototype of a design used in the NW Flower & Garden Show booth. I'm just trying to see if I actually got this blog business in operation. Testing, testing. Ginger.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Georgia Farman - Modern Sculpture - Albert Paley, Artist

This design interprets the work of Artist, Albert Paley, who worked with prefabricated steel, copper and glass.  He is known for his many modern sculptures.  The design uses a bronzed metal free-standing sculpture by Betty Zink.  I added copper tubing and two pieces of shiny black plexi.  Finishing the design are cattails, dried bronzed banana leaves and a large-flowering cactus type dahlia.  This design welcomes guests at the entrance way of my home in Tacoma WA.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Georgia Farman - Construction

This design interprets the "Constructivist's" era of design circa early 1900's.  The design uses five pieces of clear plexi and two plexi whips.  The plexi pieces are fastened together using double-coated transparent tape and placed on a mirrored base. Dried hydrangea and a pink Stargazer Lily complete this Construction.  I enjoyed creating this art form with all its simplicity of style.