Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
- 15 February 2012
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The Harlequin character would never execute a straight forward action when the addition of a cartwheel, somersault, or flip could spice up the movement.
An ink blue Gladiolus composite flower nestles snugly between two lily grass cones that curve nimbly into a crescent shape.
Wired lily grass cross acrobatically in a diamond pattern to contour a cage around the flower and form a connection between the cones.
As a focal point I glued two stigmas into the composite flower to peak out of the petals
I wanted the design to have a comfortable weight. Not so light that you can barely feel it and not awkwardly heavy either- Just enough for it to curve soundly over a cupped hand.
For this I covered two floral test tubes, filled with water, as weights on either side.
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This looks spectacular but it is the easiest composite flower to make