2013 Bouquets to Art Floral Inspiration

I was pleased to be able to find time late last week to attend the final day of the Bouquets to Art exhibit at the de Young museum in San Francisco.  It is a short, but fun exhibit where floral designers from all around the Bay Area design floral pieces based off a work of art.  It’s a great concept and sounds like it would be a lot of fun as a designer.  As a viewer, it’s really interesting to see both the piece of art and the floral inspiration created.  Some artists went the route of creating a floral equivalent of the art piece and others took a more interpretive approach.  Both were fun to experience.

I went on the last day of the exhibit, so unfortunately it was super crowded and I didn’t have a chance to jot down the artist’s names along with the pieces, but hopefully my shots do them honor enough.  I tried to get both the floral piece and the artwork it was inspired by in the photos, but not all were successful due to the crowds.  You’ll be able to see that the inspiration for some was about the color or the shape or the texture and for others it was more about a feeling.  I really enjoyed looking at them and am excited to share with you some of my favorites.

Anthurium curving piece at the 2013 Bouquets to Arts exhibit at the De Young Museum in San Francisco favorite picks by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events

Swirling leaves at the 2013 Bouquets to Arts exhibit at the De Young Museum in San Francisco favorite picks by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events

Pin cushion flowers at the 2013 Bouquets to Arts exhibit at the De Young Museum in San Francisco favorite picks by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events

Weaving ball at the 2013 Bouquets to Arts exhibit at the De Young Museum in San Francisco favorite picks by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events

Orchids and red stems at the 2013 Bouquets to Arts exhibit at the De Young Museum in San Francisco favorite picks by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events

Floral man playing a piano at the 2013 Bouquets to Arts exhibit at the De Young Museum in San Francisco favorite picks by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events

Bamboo reeds and trailing drops piece at the 2013 Bouquets to Arts exhibit at the De Young Museum in San Francisco favorite picks by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events

Spiky florals and leaves piece at the 2013 Bouquets to Arts exhibit at the De Young Museum in San Francisco favorite picks by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events

Curving branches with green anthuriums piece at the 2013 Bouquets to Arts exhibit at the De Young Museum in San Francisco favorite picks by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events

Soft colored orchids and tulips piece at the 2013 Bouquets to Arts exhibit at the De Young Museum in San Francisco favorite picks by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events

Abstract geometric piece at the 2013 Bouquets to Arts exhibit at the De Young Museum in San Francisco favorite picks by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events

Black white and blue piece at the 2013 Bouquets to Arts exhibit at the De Young Museum in San Francisco favorite picks by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events

Curved leaves with calla lillies piece at the 2013 Bouquets to Arts exhibit at the De Young Museum in San Francisco favorite picks by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events

Moss maze shapes piece at the 2013 Bouquets to Arts exhibit at the De Young Museum in San Francisco favorite picks by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events

Black branches and white flowers piece at the 2013 Bouquets to Arts exhibit at the De Young Museum in San Francisco favorite picks by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events

Floral dim sum piece at the 2013 Bouquets to Arts exhibit at the De Young Museum in San Francisco favorite picks by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events

Purple tree piece at the 2013 Bouquets to Arts exhibit at the De Young Museum in San Francisco favorite picks by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events

Wavy reeds piece at the 2013 Bouquets to Arts exhibit at the De Young Museum in San Francisco favorite picks by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events

This one is quite possibly my favorite of the bunch.  I liked it because it wasn’t so much about the flowers, but about the movement of the piece.  I liked it so much I took 2 photos.

Wavy reeds and flowers piece at the 2013 Bouquets to Arts exhibit at the De Young Museum in San Francisco favorite picks by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events

I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!  Did you have favorite of the bunch?  Let me know in a comment below.

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