Beyond the Bouquet
Sturt Haaga Gallery
1418 Descanso Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA
January 22 - April 22, 2018
I am delighted to have contributed two works to Beyond the Bouquet. For Shame (2015), my large scale wilting peony, and a newer piece, The Ends, to Beyond the Bouquet at the Sturt Haaga Gallery at Descanso Gardens in the winter of 2018.
From curator Cristeen Martinez:
For millennia, people have brought plants and flowers indoors for their pleasure, tradition and even health. When flowers are removed from their natural surroundings and repurposed into bouquets and flower arrangements, gardening evolves beyond a practical skill into the realm of art-making. Beyond the Bouquet highlights this art-making tradition as it explores the newest trends.
In this exhibition, both local and international artists experiment with concepts of nature, two and three-dimensional creations, an "alternative concept of beauty" and the blurred line between art and craft using a wide variety of media.
First image: Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder, Rebecca Louise Law and Tom Hartford
Third image: Portrait in Descanso's brochure taken by Aya Brackett
Fourth image: My piece, The Ends, courtesy of Cathy Callahan