Q: What are the materials and tools used for this art piece?
We use fine Italian crepe paper, tracing paper and baking paper (which we hand dye), and netting. We put the flowers together with jute twine, glue guns, florist wire and florist tape, bird netting and fencing wire. Balloons are also used to make paper-mache moulds - every petal is individually cut, shaped and glued onto this form. Each flower also requires stem finishing, greenery and a centre. There's a lot too it!
Q: Wow! How long does it take for you to complete each flower?
HAYLEY: It varies – maybe 10 minutes for a small rose, and up to 20 hours for the larger mixed-media flowers. The more complex and larger scale flowers require a more complex process.
Q What do people not know about the artistic process of an installation of this magnitude?
HAYLEY: The hours involved in getting a project of this scale off the ground, as well as the quantity of flowers needed to give any real impact, particularly in large sites such as Crown. This install will see us on platforms, scissor lifts and ladders to hang each flower by hand on site, curating the form and arrangement with a team of helpers.