Understanding Line-Mass In Floral Design
Line, Mass and Line-mass
Designs composed primarily of line material have a minimum of
flowers and foliage established in the focal area. The open form emphasizes
the beauty of the plant material. A bare branch, a piece of decorative wood
or a pine branch creates a well-defined line design. The addition of a few
flowers and leaves is all that is needed to achieve a dramatic effect.
Full, flowing and symmetrical, a generous mixture of flowers
arranged in a decorated china vase portrays the typical mass design so
reminiscent of Victorian opulence and elegance. Mass designs are usually
triangular, oval, circular or fan shaped.
Line-mass creations employ the use of mass for a greater
feeling of depth. Plant material is placed to form an orderly outline and
massed to create a focal area with gradual changes from line at the
periphery of the arrangement to mass within the central axis. Line-mass
designs have an open form with symmetrical or asymmetrical balance.
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