Sunday, 25 November 2012

In the moments after our guests had left I lay on the sofa and took a series of photos of the things around me, including a vase which holds some supermarket-bought roses. I had removed the leaves from each rose and placed a single white rose amongst the prevailing oranges and pinks. I like the effect and was inspired in a quiet way by "fleuriste romantique", Thierry Boutemy.
In the latest issue of The Plant Journal Clarisse Demory offers an interesting interview with Boutemy whose tactile and intuitive approach to flower arrangement elevates the craft to a level of art. He has worked for a long list of artists and filmmakers, including Matthew Barney and Sofia Coppola (Marie Antoinette).
Demory notes that during the interview she sees a Cy Twombly art book in Boutemy's studio which is intriguing as Boutmey's floral art would seem to embody the same "solemnity" and "lightness in form" that Boutemy speaks of when describing his love of Twombly's abstract canvas paintings.

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