Task 1 - Symphony in Bloom
“ SYMPHONY IN BLOOM”
“Rusalka Opera” Premiere Prague 31 March 1901
By Antonin Dvorak Born 8th September –Died May 1 1904
Kvapil’s libretto based on Erben’s and Bozena Nemcova’s work was written before he had any contact with the composer. The plot contains elements that appear in the Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson and in Undine by Friedrich De La Monte Fouque.The Libretto was composed by 1899. Dvorak always interested in Erben’s stories, red the libretto and composed his opera quite rapidly, the first draft begun on 22nd April 1900 and completed by the end on November. Interpretation is taken Act 1 “ Meadow on the Edge of the lake”
The water gnome is having a playful with water sprites, Rusalka is resting on a broken branch which has fallen down near the lakeside she begs the gnome to let her become human. He guesses that her daughter has fallen in love with a mortal. Rusalka wanders to find the witch Jezibaba, to help her become mortal.
The witch agrees with the condition that Rusalka will become mute forever, if she loses her love, Rusalka will return to the waters, with her love dammed. Rusalka agrees the terms and the witch makes her mortal. Rusalka’s prince, exhausted form hunting, finds Rusalka in the meadow.
I used the spheres covered in many textures off wools to interpret the different moods of the music by staking them in singles, doubles and triples to depict each musical chord weather it would be a crochet, quaver, semiquaver showing the dark side of the music. Where there are single notes single spheres show the lightness within the music. The Chocolate through Orange shades of flowers also show the dark and light in this Operah.Using Tacca and Nepenthes flowers for the witch Jezibaba and the Gnomes, Gloriosa gives the impression water sprites flying around Rusalka. Which can be seen form the piece of music “ Song to the Moon”
Task 2: The Youngest City
My Inspiration for my “table for two” The Youngest City came from this wonderful building with it’s beautiful curved windows and gentle curved architecture , the Komercni Banka Havirov.
Using the table which consists of two round levels that rotate to give depth to the design in this wonderful Mushroom color, the table is encased within two curved acrylic panels to mimic the windows of the building and give not only depth but also transparency, this has been gently etched with hot glue to allow me to create a three dimensional effect, there by allowing me to conceal the glass tubes within.
This allows to me create this beautiful cascade of delicate flowers that gently flow over the acrylic walls cascading down in wonderful Orange Gloriosa, Mini gerberas, Yellow Oncidiiums and Brown Grasses to name but a few and gently grow around the curves of the table.
My general style is recognized by the colors I choose and by the layering of my flower and plant material. I feel that you should be drawn into my designs and want to keep looking and always see something different that will also excite the eye.
My Inspiration for the Innovations section of this design came from a desire to create a design without using many of the traditional techniques used to create the designs of today. Having tried different techniques I found that using hot glue onto acrylic really allowed me to create designs with a difference, and give me a technique that allowed me to conceal my mechanics
Task 3: Bridal Bouquet in the colours of EC 2011-logo
My Bridal Design has been taken from the Europa Cup Logo, which has a beautiful array of colors in Red, Yellow, Orange and Green. When you look at the logo it can be taken for a flower or a flame. So I decided to design my bridal bouquet around the design of a suspended flame. I first started to construct with a selection of very thin wires and covered them in many textures of thin wools in the appropriate colors. Starting with yellow in the middle and then encasing the bouquet with orange and red wools. This will create a bouquet with beautiful flowers ascending from the middle with yellow and hot red and orange swirling around the outside the green will be brought through using succulents and foliages.
Who are you going to call first in case you win this competition?
The first person I will call will be my Mum and Dad who live in Scotland.
This Bridal bouquet is designed for a bride who is looking for something that has lots colors, interest and textures. I have designed the bouquet around and very simple dress that has very little details so that the bouquet will have impact and vibrancy