Non-Traditional Floral Designs
The Art of Arranging Flowers
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Understanding Non-traditional Designs
Every style has its non-conformists who contribute to creative inspiration
through highly personalized works of art. Some designs advance the steady
evolution of traditional art, and some offer pure entertainment.
Abstract designs include space, depth and areas of tension. There
are no set designs or styles, and no limitations of the types of materials.
The choices are as endless as the imagination.
The containers are usually non-traditional. Multiple containers are
often used as an option. Many have several openings, so the traditional
tools and mechanics (floral foam or needle holders) may not be useful.
Exotic plant material such as: anthuriums, bromeliads, birds of paradise,
ginger, protea's and other tropical flowers are suitable and popular. They last for
days with very little water
An assemblage is an abstract, three-dimensional form that sits on a table or
pedestal as a piece of sculpture. It can be a two dimensional collage which
hangs on a wall, a design that fits in a niche, a sculptural design to be
shown in front of a hanging collage, or you can create a framed sculpture.
Free Style Designs
Tree branches, bamboo or palm leaves are good materials for a free style
design. Glue or wire together a minimum amount of elements.
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