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12:00 AM, August 18, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 18, 2020

Kaleidoscope of flowers

The year 2020 is very troubling for everyone as the whole world is suffering from a pandemic. Every country is trying its best to cope and fight. People are succumbing to COVID-19 and our hearts go to the family.

During this pandemic, we are all trying our best to stay indoors to keep ourselves healthy. Some have become creative and found themselves embracing their dreams, which remained unfulfilled all these years. It may represent one's life-long passion for something or perhaps a reflection of creativity. Creativeness always brings joy and satisfaction. We are all creative in our own way.

I was going through my folders of pictures, which were shot while taking vacations, family visits, and museum and garden tours. For the past several months, I did not have the audacity to make those trips due to lockdown. I try my best to keep myself busy after working remotely for five days. I started writing my journal, and one such recollection is penned here. 

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My trip to the museum during the "Fine Arts & Flowers" show has some great collection of pictures of floral interpretation of artworks by the different garden clubs of the city. I selected some photographs to share as well.

In October 2018, it returned with the spectacular flowers, artworks, speakers, luncheons, workshops, fashion shows and other special programs that visitors enjoyed since "The Council of VMFA" began sponsoring this event in 1987.  Different Garden Clubs of the city use fresh flower arrangements to interpret works of art in the VMFA collection. About 87 artworks, including paintings, sculptures, antique furniture, Faberge collection, and many others, were featured spreading all over the galleries of VMFA.

The exhibition kicked off with a Kaleidoscope of Flowers, a festive gala with dazzling lighting and colourful motifs transforming the Atrium into a three-dimensional kaleidoscope of beauty.

Flower arrangement is an art. It not only includes floral blooms, but the container that holds them and the base on which the container may rest. But when the floral designers use fresh flowers to interpret the works of arts of the museum collection, the floral interpretation of each art work becomes a rare beauty to watch.

Since we are all on lockdown, we can use our time in a positive way and be optimistic during the time of pandemic. We can also choose a painting or any artwork from the website and practice interpreting the artwork with flowers or any objects which we have available at home. This will help us be creative as well.

I randomly chose some of the following floral interpretations of the art works by the garden clubs to share with readers.


Photo: Aeman T Rasul

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