A Floral Head Dress

The inspiration of this being taken from the artist Frida Kahlo recently the subject of an Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. To make it look similar to the one I had seen I felt it was necessary to actually grow the flowers myself to have a greater understanding of their structure and form. And also consider the various methods of construction that would be necessary. The Latana plants grew and have now flowered as have the Fuchsias. It is also the first time I employed an external company to Laser cut the “72” florets’ which worked well and has saved me time. The first construction has been successful in the areas and in others requires additional work. After which the finishing process will be started. The current project, to produce a floral head dress of silver flowers, which I hope will be suitable for entry into a competition next year.