Hort 437 Interpretive Floral Design

Final Design Assignment

Step 1

Select a favorite piece of art on display in the Manwaring Center that both inspires you and allows you to connect the general feelings of your "artist statement."

Step 2

Following the feelings and inspiration of this piece of art, develop an interpretive floral design that can be displayed during the assigned time periods during the semester. You will need to creatively come up with the design, the materials, and the construction of your piece with materials you can find locally, along with the materials that will be made available to you via the Flower Center. Your design piece will be on public display, and will need to be set up and taken down at the designated times discussed in class.

The design should include a structural grid system to support it. It can be made of materials that are strong enough to last for several hours. Artificial materials, dried materials, and structural components of wood or metal are allowed, along with fresh materials. Most of these design pieces will be displayed on easels available in the Flower Center
You can incorporate fresh flowers by providing appropriate water supply such as foam, cages, water tubes (which should be disguised as part of the structure. Any artificial flowers used must be sourced and purchased by the participating student.

Step 3

Print your personal "artist statement" in large type so that it can easily be read by passers by) You should include a description or explanation of your design, explaining how the piece of art and the floral design you have created are related.

Please know and identify all materials, sources, and prices of the material that is used in your design.