Every year, Art in Bloom at the Minneapolis Institute of Art invites all kinds of creatives to participate in the weekend-long celebration, including acclaimed floral designers, florists, art enthusiasts and more. Mia enlisted these 6 creatives to craft floral arrangements inspired by their favorite works of art in the museum from the comfort of their homes.
“The warm feeling that ‘Sunburst’ evokes is exactly what inspired the floral arrangement my parents and I decided to create. The beautifully delicate characteristics of the yellow flowers mirror the fragility of the suspended glass arrangement.” –Esther Stoy, John Stoy and Suzanne Stoy
“The black cone of grapevine provides the base for this floral design with the dark calla lilies and bear grass creating movement and the feeling of a spinning tornado. Ranunculus, scabiosa, leucadendron and hypericum all represent the darkness of the twister. A fluffy white hydrangea is the only element sprayed black to represent the dark cloud.” –Karen Ortiz, Lakeville Hy-vee
“Since the flowers I had chosen were not available from my providers, I decided to create an abstract wire sculpture creation of pincushion proteas, craspedia and a ti leaf.” –Amy Kubas
“All the floral material is from dried arrangements I had around my house and my garden.” –Jodie Rodne
“I foraged materials from a park to make my arrangement. It was dropping seeds all over my house, so I wouldn’t have been able to use them if we were displaying our pieces in the museum. I guess I lucked out!” –Abbie Baldwin
“My arrangement is an interpretation of ‘Amida, the Buddha of Infinite Light.’ There are strong, simple lines — the three Fuji mums represent the ground, heart and crown chakras. The vase is handmade by Clay Panther Ceramics.” –Becky Haaf
This article is published in collaboration with the Minneapolis Institute of Art.