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AIFD Symposium 2016: Three Points of View

AIFD Symposium Three Points of View
Photo credit: AIFD

 

Guest Blogger: Jenn McJunkins

 

Feat: Gerry Gregg AIFD, CFD; Greg Lum AIFD, CFD; Jeremy Trentleman AIFD, CFD

 

What do you get when three very different designers collaborate on a floral design program? Three very different points of view! Gerry Gregg, Greg Lum and Jeremy Trentleman brought their own style to the table for this program focusing on symmetry, natural forms and cultural tradition.

During Gerry’s segment, he showed us designs that were inspired by things found in nature, starting with Green man. This is a whole new take on wearable floral fashions.
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His second design was his floral interpretation of wind.
AIFD Symposium Three Points of View

And for his final piece, he designed a grotto turned snowdrift.

 

AIFD Symposium Three Points of View
Greg Lum pulled inspiration from his culture and his roots. His first piece was inspired by a Chinese New Year lantern.
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AIFD Symposium Three Points of View
His second design was an ode to the Moon Festival, which is the celebration of togetherness.
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The last design was hanging arrangements that accompanied beautiful sheets of Chinese calligraphy.
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Jeremy Trentleman was all about visual balance. He showed us three kinds of symmetry starting with axial symmetry, which is when an object, in this case a floral design, looks the same all around when rotated. Biaxial symmetry is when an object looks the same when split down their axis, both horizontal and vertical. Asymmetrical balance is the exact opposite of biaxial symmetry. It is when two halves of an object are not at all symmetrical, which I think adds more interest in a design. In his segment, Jeremy had many interactive, moving parts, and I unfortunately wasn’t able to get photos during the show! He set up different pieces of each design in the gallery afterwards, so when looking at these photos, try to imagine an intricate set with many moving parts.

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AIFD Symposium Three Points of View

 

The program was closed by a very touching dedication from Gerry Gregg. A simple design that had the purpose of being adorned with stories of cancer survivors, people currently battling cancer and stories of those whose loved ones are battling cancer. It was a very powerful and moving way to close a show.

AIFD Symposium Three Points of View

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