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Art in Bloom 2013

Milwaukee Art Museum
Art in Bloom 2013

Art in Bloom celebrated its sixth successful year in 2013 and Monches Farm was honored to once again be a part of this exciting event, which pairs area floral designers with pieces of art from MAM’s collection and asks that the florists interpret the art in flowers.

This year we had Zannah Crowe & Johanna Kleckner as our design team to take on the interpretive challenge.   We were asked to create an interpretation of Michael Carl Gregorovius’ 1825 painting ‘View of Danzig’ (art pieces are appointed through a raffle system). This painting portrays the city’s stately town hall with its elegant clock tower rising into a peach/orange sunset sky. The evening light casts a blue shadow over the face of the building. Our interpretation featured an abundance of multi colored tropical succulents juxtaposed with an ornate bluish colored metal framework symbolizing the largest architectural element in the painting, the town hall. The orange suffused sunset was represented by rich ginger colored succulents surrounding the central metal framework.

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