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Four days of spring!

Each year I look forward to the arrival of spring at the Milwaukee Art Museum where flowers are the art. ‘Art In Bloom’ is the museum’s four day event that fills each room with the scent & colors of spring.

The Shepherdess, Jean-Honore Fragonard/ floral artist: LaTulipe, LLC

The Shepherdess, Jean-Honore Fragonard/
floral artist: LaTulipe, LLC

Art in Bloom pairs one piece of incredible art to a talented floral designer or group. It’s quite an honor among florists, garden centers and garden clubs to be selected as a designer for this event.

The challenge of the day: deciding which arrangement receives my “people’s choice” vote.

I found it difficult to walk away from this arrangement! It was fascinating from all sides.

Green, Red, Blue  Mark Rothko floral art: A New Leaf Floral, Inc

Green, Red, Blue Mark Rothko
floral art: A New Leaf Floral, Inc

Elegant in simplicity.

Yellow Guitar & Blue Vase, Fernand Leger floral art: Milwaukee Flower Company

Yellow Guitar & Blue Vase, Fernand Leger
 floral art: Milwaukee Flower Company

Three panels of abstract flowers – an interpretation of
Yellow Guitar and Blue Vase.

Campbell's Soup, Andy Warhol floral art: Tulipomania European Flower Market

Campbell’s Soup, Andy Warhol
floral art: Tulipomania European Flower Market

Floral humor: grilled cheese & tomato soup

Woman with Cat, Kees van Dongen floral art: Elmbrook Garden Club

Woman with Cat, Kees van Dongen
floral art: Elmbrook Garden Club

Simple, stunning, creative.

 

The Two Majesties, Jean-Leon Gerome floral art: Metro Market-Downtown Milwaukee

The Two Majesties, Jean-Leon Gerome
floral art: Metro Market-Downtown Milwaukee

Vision, skill, artistic creativity.

Art in Bloom – always worth the trip.

Milwaukee Art Museum, www .mam .org

Unique Perfection

I just can’t stop!

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Looking back, It might be the way the early morning sun made the petals come alive that had me running for my camera. Maybe it was the afternoon shade that made me look again, closer.

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I wanted to climb each layer of the pink peony petals and dive into the center of the white peony and swim. It looked like it might be whipped cream lightness (the way I think jumping onto the tops of the clouds from an airplane would be). (I’m the only person who thinks that might be fun…?)

When I see a blossom so beautiful in nature, I just can’t stop myself from shooting endlessly. The ones with imperfect petals stand proud of their uniqueness. They’re my favorite. Perhaps if I can hold it still for a moment, it could last forever.

Nature. Perfect. Gorgeous.