Thursday, April 10, 2008

Large Scale Day One...

Okay, so let's pretend that this is March 26 and I'm not a total and complete slacker! This is the first day of Large Scale design and we didn't actually do a lot, but we learned a lot. We talked a lot about the mechanics and secrets of building really large designs, making them stable, and making them transportable. It's a lot of fun because this class is all about wedding and even work, which is what I want to get into. It's also really cool because there are a lot of things they do in large arrangements that you wouldn't think to do. Today we made and poured cement and learned how to use it. Yup. That's right! It's pretty cool.

Here is a tree we hung orchids in cute little vases on. It's just branches stuck into a cement/pvc base but it ends up looking pretty cool.

This is actually the same base but using different branches and materials for a different kind of feel.

Here is my dear friend Debbie modeling the teepee frame we made for a piece we will be finishing later this week.

This is step 1 of a 3 tiered copper pot arrangement that will eventually look like 1 piece.

Step 2

Step 3 - a beautiful polychromatic event piece that can be easily separated and transported.