Blooming Marvelous!

As we were driving to the Coast Collective on Esquimalt Lagoon yesterday, my first impression was that someone had stuck little yellow plastic flags into the ground for some reason. Later Yvonne told me this is skunk cabbage. They are dramatic and we didn’t get close enough to experience the skunk scent.

The Bloom exhibition at Coast Collective was inspiring and thoughtfully laid out in colour families. Seeing what the Victoria Flower Arrangers Guild had done with the pieces that inspired them was particularly interesting, and we commented that some of the flower arrangements could become the inspiration for yet another new artwork, either painted or in fibre. Hmm, that could be the basis for a new kind of round robin perhaps?

Being new to Victoria, I jotted down names of artists whose work particularly intrigues me: (these are in random order!)

Zara Lau – fusing

Beth Cruise – soft sculpture

Lynda Slater (“Bean”) – fibre

Mary Giordano – foiling

Kathy Cameron – gold leaf

Sandra Fowler – glass fusion and other artwork

Barbara Giuliany – fibre

And a bouquet to Yvonne for the ride, and for wearing her new flower jacket too!

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