Q: What was the inspiration behind this installation?
To create something unique, art based and floral filled to take visitors on a journey even if it's just for 5 minutes. We all have deep seated memories. Some are related to colour, some to scent, touch etc. I wanted to make a small impact on someone’s day with them feeling some sort of emotional connection to something sensory.
“I wanted to make a small impact on someone’s day with them feeling some sort of emotional connection to something sensory."
Q: How do you go about creating this particular installation?
The main focus was making something sensory, Instagramable. That can be a challenge, because sometimes we see something and can't actually take a photo to represent how it looked in real life. Working in sections, and with a slightly more two dimensional scope, makes this job easier.
Q: What are the materials and tools used for this installation?
I've focused on botanical materials that are very colour focussed. Sometimes certain types of flowers might have a stigma attached to them, like Carnations for example. A lot of people may think associate it as an old fashioned flower, however, when there are 1,000 of them en-masse it's a visual feast and you forget what type of flower it is. Working on the colour palette rather than specific types of flowers has been much more helpful to create something aesthetically pleasing.
Pictured: Floral Utopia at Crown Towers