Going by the name, Floral Sculptures are large scale structures depicting objects or things made out of purely flowers. These are designed to depict a certain figure and then filled in with flowers of different colors, textures and sizes. These are massive and sometimes of a scale of 100:1 for certain things. Animals, Birds, and certain day to day objects are formed into sculptures by artists who work their way intricately with flowers.
The base of the sculpture begins with a wrought iron formation making up the ‘chassis’ or exo skeleton of the sculpture that can support and hold the weight of the flowers. Once the formation is made then it is upto the skill and creativity of the artists to create their sculpture. These are most popular in Netherlands in which many parades are witnessed and driven thru the city via trucks to be displayed to the open public. It happens once a year and is a feast for the eyes!
Flowers such as Dahlia’s, Chysanthemum, Gerbera, Roses etc are used along with select foliage to give the color difference and make the texture of the object stand out. Certain abstract florals require extreme patience and can take upto 50 – 70 people working on one sculpture in parts and then finally assembling them together. Flower quantity can range from 10,000nos for a small one to over 500,000 for really large scale ones.
These happen mostly in Netherland and would be a sight to see if you are there during this parade!
Some pictures below to show what floral sculptures are all about and to order flowers online visit Mayflower.in.
Images of Floral Sculptures