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The Newest Addition

 

Location: City Garden, St. Louis, MO, USA

Materials: Willow (branches, loops and spheres) and Snapdragons.

Size: 6 feet x 12 feet

On the upper Cafe level of City Garden is a placid pool that spills over rocky falls. Within the pool is Aristide Maillol’s “La Riviere,” a
voluptous female nude who seems to be tumbling uncontrollably into the water. Flowing from the sculpture is G. F.’s latest installation. Willow
branches and spheres studded with white snapdragons trail towards the falls. The green and white color scheme blends seamlessly with the verdigris bronze of “La Riviere.” The rounded form of the spheres mimic the many curves of the figure. The lady has been caught up in a net of willow loops that seem to be pulling her along with more willow and flowers.

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Flower Festival

 
Every Spring Christ Church Cathedral holds its flower festival.  The annual event was begun 118 years ago by Henry Shaw founder of what is now the Missouri Botanical Garden.  The festival includes: speakers, exhibits and plenty of beautiful flowers.  Naturally, Guerrilla Florist couldn’t resist putting in our two cents worth.  

Location: Christ Church Cathedral, 14th & Olive, Downtown Saint Louis, MO, USA 

Materials: Carnations, Chrysanthemums, fruit tree branches, Palm fronds, eucalyptus, Corkscrew willow, dock, Banksia protea and Hypericum berry. 

Size: 5 Feet x 4 feet 

Nestled next to the main entrance to the church is a charming chapel garden.  As if blown from some enormous tee, a mythical large nest has landed within the garden.  The sculpted nest contrasts wildly with the diminutive oasis with in which it has dropped.  

The festival’s theme this year has to do with environmental consciousness or “green” living.  In keeping with this theme, our sculpture is made nearly entirely of materials recycled from previous commercial events.  Lest we become too, too serious, nestled in the garden in a holly tree is flying a floral bluebird with a bad case of nest envy. 

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