Wild and Woolly – Design Competition Winner

Wild and Woolly

The base of this design is a large slice of gum tree trunk with a metal rod inserted to hold the palm inflorescence.

The palm inflorescence has been left in the rain for many months, wrapped in string and twisted into itself to provide a shape that can be used for floral design. It seemed a perfect structure for the wild part of the class title.

Vials covered in felted wool provide appropriate water sources for roses and Australian native “woolly bush” foliage.

A small amount of felted wool covered wire was wound through the design to repeat the colour of the roses.

Judges Comments

Definitely the first reaction is wild!

An interesting mix of plant material that combines both traditional wool with plant material with a woolly texture as its name implies. The roses are perhaps out of scale with the rest of the design although their rich colour offsets the palm.

A well balanced design with good interpretation of the title.

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