Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
The Beauty in the Sleeping Woods
- 30 May 2012
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My favourite fairy tale as a little girl was Sleeping Beauty. I would read the story not for the princess sleeping or the prince on his rescue mission.
Nope, I was enchanted by the rose bushes and roots and plants that grew for one hundred years undisturbed...
Twisted and tangled...
and gnarled with spiky thorns.
Powerful nature restoring itself.
As a floral artist I am inspired by the endurance of nature and my work is still re-creating the Sleeping Beauty Castle of my imagination.
or Little Briar Rose or Afrikaans: Doring Rosie, French: La Belle au bois dormant, (The Beauty in the sleeping wood) German: Dornrösche, Dutch:Doornroosje
is a classic fairytale by the Brothers Grimm about some spinning, a pretty princess, enchantment and a prince who knew how to prune. But mostly it is about lots and lots of fantastic plant material…. how else could they have lived happily ever after?
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