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Museum wants art turned into flowers

by webdev

March 28, 2011

In a challenge that may be the first of its kind, The Walter Anderson Museum of Fine Arts is asking flower enthusiasts to design contemporary floral arrangements that reflect the artwork created by Walter Anderson, according to The Sun Herald. 

The finished container gardens will be on display on April 16, during the museum's annual Gala.

Kim Arnold made a sample of what the art-turned-flowers may look like by layering a 3-foot pirogue with moss. A beautiful assortment of spring flowers sprout from the plot and they are complemented by a vase of live fish.

"I named it 'Life in a Boat," Arnold told the news provider. "It's about Walter Anderson’s adventures of taking the boat out to the island. It incorporates the fish and things that grow in the wild on the Coast."

Walter Anderson was born in 1903 and, in 1947, he moved out to a cottage to live in seclusion, according to WalterAndersonMuseum.org. He rowed 12 miles on a skiff and often visited the uninhabited barrier islands of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and sought to recreate the beautiful nature he saw there through his art.

 

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