The Art in Bloom Festival of Art and Flowers
March 7-9 2008
Saint Louis Art Museum
During the weekend of March 7, before the daffodils rolled out their yellow carpet, the Saint Louis Art Museum combined florals with high art in its ninth annual Art in Bloom. The museum paired nearly 40 works of art, including those of Edgar Degas and Gerhard Richter, with local florists and garden clubs, who had seven weeks to fabricate arrangements using qualities in the original works as a guide.
This year Walter Knoll Florist had two designers asked to participate in this very prestigious exhibit.
Bob Hauck, 2007’s BEST IN SHOW winner, created a design to compliment the “Amphora with Heracles and the Delphic Tripod” and Louise Chambers Kruger created a design for the “Virgin and Child”. In the interview video below, Bob Hauck talks about his inspiration on his piece. The video is about 4 minutes but Bob tell the story well and is worth your time.