Designing to Win Gallery - Glass & Grass

Gwen Hartley

As part of Flower Thinking's Designing to Win program, floral designers responded to a competition-style schedule with the theme Glass & Grass.

Here is one submission from Australian floral artist Gwen Hartley, with a glimpse of the learnings that were gained and applied.

Detail shot of Gwen's interpretation of Glass & Grass

Glass & Grass - Gwen Hartley

Wanting to recycle left over cut off glass sheet in my workroom, I had to incorporate grass component. I used two pieces glass with grass in between sealed with silicon double sided tape.

Liriope grass, Strelitzia juncea, Anthurium, Leucadendron, Banksia, Anigozanthos
Design - Gwen Hartley
Photography - Gwen Hartley
  • Some of the Learnings Gained and Applied

    • A stronger access point/focal area has been introduced.
    • The stronger area of interest helps with rhythm and attracting the eye into the design.
    • The additional placements and further distribution make the path for the eye through the design easy.
    • The latest configuration of materials gives the composition more impact.
  • About the Designer

    Floristry has been my passion for most of my life. I have worked with floral industry for more than 50 years, and have worked in all aspects, from being a junior in a shop to owning and running several businesses to teaching and demonstrating. However, since being diagnosed with early onset dementia in 2016 floral art keeps my brain active.

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