We were super excited when we were asked to participate in FORM this year. FORM is a unique gallery event which pairs artists and florists together. The ten florists were responsible for creating a floral display inspired by an original piece of art of their assigned artist.
A little bit about FORM: Ten artists were chosen by Jessica Cochran, the curator, and the team of FORM, Natural Beauties, Kristine Aletha Weddings, and Reenie Rose. The artists were chosen for their selected work in black and white. After all of the artists were selected, each florist was assigned a piece of their artwork to interpret in color. It was truly a unique experience and gallery event. Here are a few pictures of our piece and our artist’s piece (Nicholas Sagan). As well as all of the gorgeous artwork in the gallery, there were also some delicious cupcakes by Elysia Root. If you know anything about me, I absolutely LOVE cupcakes and as a result, tend to be very critical. These were so good, I think I had three! 🙂 If you are looking for an amazing cake artist, you should definitely check her out! Goose Island also catered the event providing food and beer pairings. A fun concept to go along with FORM.
Now, without further ado, our piece! We were paired with Nicholas Sagan.
Here is the background information provided on our piece from Nicholas:
I’ve discovered a new thread that examines the idea of the micro object getting the macro treatment. It was almost an accident that I came across the beginnings of this ongoing series. I had left the door to a high res scanner open and it captured the space of the room in such a way that it resembled the edge of a gas giant with a large radius. Working from the basics of the capture, I added some bread crumbs in an effort to “construct” natural satellites. The most recent phase of experimentation involved dried mango crumbs, salt and pepper. More images will be added to this gallery as time dictates.
When initially viewing this piece we noted the significance of scale. Scale was the key to our display. Was it tiny ‘crumbs’ we were seeing or something much larger such as stars colliding? We decided to suspend Chrysanthemums at varying heights from a black board to entice viewers by encouraging them to examine the varying scales of floral as they floated in space.