Creation of Magical Forest
I wanted to make special Floral Art in this room that felt like a magical forest.
The wonderfull ceiling invites you to make sure you don't use the whole space and leave the ceiling open. Thats's why i have chosen to make my creation in the middle part of the room, on eye level.
In that way the beautiful floor and ceiling are being fully apreceated.
This creation was thought out in my mind to serve as a final exam piece of the pre education of the master at Wellant college Houten. The class of Klaas Iedema.I wanted to create a modern forest with the use of only Dutch materials. That time i made it with totally different flowers and as you can see it looks completly different.
When I got this chance to rebuild the base at Fleuramour 2013 I was honoured to been given this opportunity. With my exam in mind I wanted to create a different atmosphere this time. Using other flowers and another colour scheme.
When I heard I had the possibility to work with these amazing Cymbidiums I was really excited. This structure needs a strong and long flower to create the effect that is necessary to make a Magical Forest.
Building the structure.
The first thing that has to been done is to find the middle of the room. From that point you will measure out with a protractor where the 7 crosses have to be placed. You start with 3 crosses, 1 in the middle and 2 around it.
We secured them with shorter branches which we made crossed to the crosses. When they are stuch together you keep working out.
Securing the flowers.
We were getting some wonderfull orchid plants without flowers from Anco Pure Vanda to secure to the structure to give the creation some body.
We also have had some wonderfull Cymbidiums to work with, I have chosen the colours Lime green, Soft Pink and Vanilla. This to make the hard blue of the walls and the hard pink of the branches softer and in that way a little magical.
The flower tubes of the Cymbidiums are being covered with Tillandsia so the flowers have water during Fleuramour 2013. The Tillandsia has the same structure and feel as real orchid roots. Just to keep everything in the same elements.
With the placing of the flowers we don't work in a special order of flowers. Except that we work with one colour at a time. We start with the pink orchids because these are the longest of stem.
We keep in mind that we have to work with a lot of dept between the flowers because we do not only see the structure from the front but also from the side.
I wanted to run the flowers out from the middle, in that way you create a bigger effect then when you place the flowers at one point only.
When al the pink flowers are attached we start with the green one and than the vanilla because the vanilla are shorter from stem and flower.
At the end we look for wholes and fill them up with other flowers.
The way the structure and the flowers has come out is complete to my satisfaction. And I think it turned out into a magical forest.
The whole arrangement is quite big, about 2,5 meters high and a diameter of 4 meters.
If you would disconnect yourself from all the rest and you would let you're inmagination run free, you might even see the fairys in the trees.
I had some amazing help with builing this arrangement. Not everybody from the flower branch but i am very thankfull for their help and support.
Jantine van Bruggen
Chris van der Heiden - Adrie van Bruggen - Ria van Bruggen - Gea Korpel-Beskers
Cymbidiums - Anco Pure Vanda - Adomex greenimport.