Over the weekend, Martin’s participated in the 17th annual Junction Arts Festival. The festival invites many people to the area to celebrate music, performance, visual art, installation, and poetry. We enjoy the influx of people to the neighbourhood. In an atmosphere of elevated mood and jovial spirits, it is an opportunity to interact with the public in a more casual way.
This year the inspiration for our window installation was the oil painting of local artist Judy Duncan. Complementing her richly-coloured ‘Jewel Leaves,’ I created a horizontal design in reds, oranges and greens. The smooth surfaces of tropical heliconia, citrus green anthurium and glossy monstera leaves contrasted with the busier textures of ‘brain’ celosia and ginger flowers. Red mitsumata branches emphasized the horizontal flow. It was indeed a textural feast and intrigued passersby to stop and take a closer look.
The festival is exciting for us as it juxtaposes floral art with other artistic disciplines. It allows us to share our creative energy and passion for floral art with the public and the larger art community.