Eye Candy :: Ken Marten

Ken Marten, England Floral Designer

Ken Marten, England Floral Designer

Ken Marten, England Floral Designer

Ken Marten, England Floral Designer

Ken Marten, England Floral Designer

Ken Marten, England Floral Designer

Ken Marten, England Floral Designer

Ken Marten, England Floral Designer

Ken Marten, England Floral Designer

Ken Marten, England Floral Designer

Wedding Wednesday :: Phalaenopsis Bouquets

Harriet Gilmore - Virgil Bumao Photography

Harriet Gilmore | Virgil Bumao Photography

Floral Art Installation by Nicole Cordier

Moderne Classic Designs Nicole Cardier

I had the idea for this installation immediately after my last major floral art show in November of 2012. I am a huge fan of both science and art and thought it’d be neat to combine the two. I’m also really interested in how light affects flowers from a viewpoint perspective, and also exposing people to different forms of beauty and fostering a sense of wonder about the world around them. This particular piece is a wall of white flowers displaying a rainbow created from refracted light. The “wall” was constructed with a rectangular piece of chicken wire- white flowers on one side and water tubes on the other to anchor the flowers in place. The prism used to refract the light was propped on a table level to the “wall of white” and a light was aimed directly at the prism.

It was important for me to select only white flowers to capture the essence of the rainbow, and there was a black sheet draped behind the white wall to create a dramatic contrast.

Flowers used (all white):
Dinnerplate dahlias
Ball dahlias
Scabiosa
Lavatera
“Wendy” spray roses
Phlox
Lisianthus
Hydrangea
Calla lilies
**all flowers were sourced from the Pacific Northwest region of the US (specifically the states of Oregon and Washington)

Moderne Classic Designs Art Installation

Moderne Classic Designs Art Installation

Moderne Classic Designs Art Installation

The photos were taken by myself and my friend, Heather Stadler. She is a local artist (painter) and floral designer.

I have a small floral design business in Seattle, WA where I specialize in floral art installations and special events. My main intent is to use locally grown flowers. I’ve been designing with flowers since 2001 and feel very lucky to have discovered my passion for art installations. I like the idea of bringing a feeling or an experience to an individual using flowers and botanical products as a medium.

Contact Information:
Nicole Cordier
Moderne Classic Designs
Seattle, WA

How to Create a Floral Headdress by Jaclyn Gough

Check out this “How Did You Do That” step-by-step post by Jaclyn Gough of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is a very passionate floral designer who loves to create unique and detailed headdresses of flowers.

Step 1: Cut less than a quarter block of Rainbow Foam and place on top of head. Secure foam by pulling a piece of hair from in front of head over the foam and secure with 2 bobby pins.

create a floral headdress

Step 2: Insert Springeri by angling upward from the bottom of foam so it lay’s and cascades nicely against hair to repeat the length of hair. Then choose a mass flower such as Green Trick and insert in front of foam so you are able to gain perspective of how the headdress will look.

create a floral headdress

Step 3: Insert filler flowers such as Yellow Spray Roses, Thistle, Wax Flower and Green Button Mums to fill around foam and to continue to form a balanced head piece. Once your foundation is just about complete, insert 3 Red or your color of choice Carnations as a focal point (the attention grabber).

create a floral headdress

Step 4: Pick up individual stems of Equisetum , insert stem by stem in the top of foam and bend at each node framing the outside of the headdress.

create a floral headdress

Step 5: FINAL PRODUCT 🙂

create a floral headdress

There are countless ways to create a floral headdress and this is one of many. Most of my pieces are created on my head so I am able to see how it will form to the rest of my physique creating balance, unity and keeping it proportionate. When I was thinking how to create a headdress, I thought of the steps used in making an every day arrangement such as a basket or in a lomey dish. Most start with a piece of foam to fit the base, then foliage and flowers are inserted. So why not create a headdress the same?

My headdress took me less than 10 minutes to create and I let the flowers be my guide. If it feels and looks right and has meaning behind it then you’ve done a good job as an artist, in my opinion.

Contact Information for Vendors participating in the shoot:
Stylist/Floral Designer : Jaclyn Gough
www.theskinnyvase.com
Photographer : Michael D. Colanero
www.UNCOMMONstock.net
Make Up: Jody Du Priest
www.facethehearts.com

Also, Jaclyn created a Sea Nymph / Floral Mermaid design. Jaclyn shows such dedication to her floral craft! These are so creative:
Jaclyn Gough

Jaclyn Gough

Meet Anil Pacheco – The Arrangement

Anil

“The Arrangement” airs Wednesdays at 10/9c. Catch up on episodes here: The Arrangement Episodes.

Special thanks to Chuck Graham of Blume Haus Floral Design for the interview.