Friday, March 19, 2010

Bouquet V

Willem de Rooij

Made with florist Mireille Ruch, de Rooij's bouquet consists of one flower drawn from 95 different floral species. As one wilts, it is replaced with another of the same. Other arrangements include collaborations with Dutch artist Jeroen de Rijke (1970-2006): Bouquet II that references the robe colors of 2002 Nigerian beauty pageant contestants, and Bouquet IV that uses flowers selected for their gray-scale conversion and overall short range that eliminates stark black and stark white.