Each year, the Milwaukee Art Museum welcomes spring with a popular event called Art in Bloom, where local garden clubs and florists get a chance to show off their incredible floral talents. These garden artists recreate — sometimes very closely and somethings more abstractly — pieces of art within the museum. Their interpretations of these pieces are always such a joy. It’s incredible to see the array of flowers and the techniques used to construct three-dimensional, living pieces of art.
As a lover of Monet, I was pleased that I also loved the floral interpretation of his beautiful Waterloo Bridge. Though it’s tough to pick a favorite, that one might be mine. I love seeing works like his and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s and Gerhard Richter’s come to life in this way.
Aside from simply relishing in the beauty — and very temporary beauty, at that! — of this exhibit, it also serves a great catalyst for new adventures with your own flower gardening. Be sure to use our site as a resource as you take your inspirations and translate them into your very own flower garden.
Have you ever attended a show like this one?