Art in Bloom 2018: Mesoamerica

It’s been an odd winter and it’s hard to believe that spring has sprung… Yet, that blooming time of the year has arrived at the NCMA!  Art in Bloom was held on March 22-25 and, of course, I attended with friends and took photos of the floral arrangements in my galleries. My personal impressions are below and I’m starting with the Mesoamerican gallery.

Inspired by the Standing Male Figure
By The English Garden

 

There’s always a first. In the past, I have always enjoyed the arrangements created for the works of art in this gallery, but this floral design does nothing for me. I really cannot feel the Mesoamerican-ness (yes, I just made up that word) with the combination of plants selected here. I don’t feel the earthiness, the traditions, the culture…  I don’t see or feel the warrior either… I just don’t.

Advertisements

Art in Bloom 2017: Mesoamerica

In my third and last post for Art in Bloom 2017, I’m sharing the floral design found in the Mesoamerican gallery.

Inspired by the Incense Burner
By Ailsa Tessier

It seems like all the floral arrangements ever designed for the Mesoamerican artefacts are always so elegant. This one is no exception. Inspired by the incense burner, you can almost see the smoke rising from the arrangement with the thin branches and the arum lilies in the vases in the back. With several vases, the arrangement has depth and texture fitting with the nature of the artefact and its purpose.  I like it.

And that’s it for Art in Bloom 2017!