Bouquet of the Week: Eternal Beauty
As part of our recurring Bouquet of the Week series, Garden Collage continues to present a weekly inspirational bouquet that incorporates intriguing new elements into the traditional practice of flower arranging. This week, Garden Collage styles a bouquet around the twin principles of life and death, using decorative skulls and youthful hydrangeas to create a visually-striking contrast.
This week’s bouquet is all about abstraction and design: we chose style a bouquet around the twin principles of life and death, using decorative skulls and youthful hydrangeas to create a visually-striking contrast. By combining living and non-living elements, we reflect on the cycle of life through an arrangement that feels like an art installation.
Skulls have become a popular accessory in the world of interior design– especially in Southern California and other parts of the South West. We wanted to play up the romance of combining skulls, which symbolize the past and the cycle of life, with fresh flowers, which are an enduring symbol of newness, vitality, and youth. We selected flowers with bright colors and vigorous texture because we knew they would be juxtaposed with an inflexible, mineral object. Together, they form a perfect union of life and death– a lovely combination of elements that represent the past, the present, and the future.