Sunday, May 17, 2009

Art in Bloom

Bethy and I took a day trip up to Salt Lake to see the latest exhibit
at the University of Utah's art museum it was absolutely spectacular!
Numerous florists from around the valley created stunning
arrangements that correlated with a piece of art in the museum.
It was the most intriguing and inspiring experience, I would most
definitely recommend anyone to go and see it! I also asked Bethy to
share some of her photography expertise with me, so I
experimented with what I could do with my champion of a point and shoot
camera. These are some of my favorite arrangements and works of art.

American Art

European Art

This first piece was my favorite becuase of the symbolism
also becuase it was based off of Italian art
my study abroad has made me quite bias at times. This piece
was in between a marble sarcophagus and a statue of Aphrodite
and cupid, showing the process of rebirth. The flowers nearest
to the sarcophagus were dried and brown symbolizing death, then it
gradually flowed into a burst of fresh flowers and peacock feathers as
the arrangement got closer to the statue of Aphrodite, who is the goddess of love,
creation and new life. The use of peacock feathers is interesting, the
florist picked peacock feathers because they are a christian symbol of immortality.

Indian, African and Japanese

I was drawn to the asian exhibits because of a class
I took last semester, Humanities of Asia. It was the most
fascinating class and definitely intrigued an intrest
in these amazing cultures.

After strolling through the galleries we ventured to the f stop cafe for
lunch we got the best sandwich, turkey basil with raspberry
mustard, and for dessert, what else would we get besides
a yummy cupcake! Notice how the frosting matches
the theme of the day.

While we were eating our delectable lunch we noticed a project
going on outside which sparked our curiosity. When we
inquired about what they were doing they informed us that it was the
childrens third Saturday activity and they were making terrariums. We asked
if there was an age limit or if we too old to join in the fun and they said
of course not so we got to make our own! It was so fun! Bethy
said it was a good out because after seeing all the stunning art in the
museum she desperately wanted to create something, so she got her chance!


  1. YAY. Awesome post. Your pics turned out great! Im so glad to have you and to share lovely experiences like this with you, you always make them so fun. How is your terrarium doing? True to form Dubie attacked mine the first chance he got, I had to pull a fake mushroom out of his mouth once and also clean up and re-create twice as he has nocked it off two different far. Will I ever get to appreciate live plants in my house without worrying about their impending doom? probably not. But At least we get to go enjoy plants indoors in things like this.

  2. ooo and I also wanted to say.....Im sooooooo glad you are blogging. Yet just another way to share experiences with each other. So fun.

    oh and also, this activity made me sad that we had missed art and soup this year....mark your 2010 calender around March. We WILL make it next time around. I cant wait to gorge ourselves with yummy flavors and picturesque scenes.