What was your starting point for the arrangements you made with the pottery from our Arts of the South Auction?
I immediately reached out to my friends who grow flowers- Alice at Bluebird Meadows
, Renne at Wild Scallions Farm
, and Kara at Ebb and Flowers
in this case.
They all grow at different scales and cultivate different varieties. Each thinks hard about what to grow in the space of a season. Late July is at an abundant phase with soft-petaled dahlias starting to come in, pineapple lillies with their architectural structures, and gladiolus towering.
One of the things that drew me to this assignment was that the pottery came from the red clay soil of NC, and I mainly work in and with flowers grown in our area. Both come from the same soil, both were created from hands in partnership.
There's a vitality to local flowers that speaks. Every ounce of their being, embodies the sun, rain and they display the force of nature. They themselves are a snapshot of existence.