“Art in Bloom” is the theme
of North Carolina Museum of Art show running March 19 through March 22.
North Carolina Garden Club
Flower judges and leading floral designers from our state were chosen to create
their individual designs with inspirations from specific works of art selected
from the Museum’s collection.
Among the list of outstanding
NC leaders in floral design was New Bern’s Angela Marchesi, Nationally
Accredited Flower Show Judge and past President Trent Woods Garden Club, 2009-2011.
“Portrait of Madame X Dressed
for the Matinee” by
Mary Stevenson Cassatt (1844-1926)
is the work selected for interpretation by Angela.
“My impression of the
portrait was to honor this beautiful, strong and lovely woman. The limited colors in the portrait
spoke to me as well as the
diagonal movement in the composition of the painting. My goal was to select flowers that would reflect
the color and last the time on display.
I chose tropical flowers
because they are hardy and dramatic. The
White Calla Lily is feminine and delicate; I thought it representational of
Madame X’s porcelain skin. The Red Ginger and Yellow Crespedia reflect the
portrait colors. The Monstera leaf acts
as a frame to tie together all the flowers.”