Interpretive Inspiration - Performance One

|Pin Cushion + Pods Wreath|

|Pin Cushion + Pods Wreath|

About 2 years ago I was asked by Sunset magazine to reinterpret the holiday wreath. Back then The Plant Provocateur was someone else called Lushland.  Well, I was honored to be asked and excited about the absolutely enjoyable task of playing with plant materials to creating something I thought was cool.  Since the holiday season is upon us, I thought I would take the time to share my visions as a creative and festive way to say Happy Holidays to everyone out there.  The wreath model pictured is called Pin Cushions + Pods.  I made this wreath by collecting plant material that was available in and near my home, which at the time was in Berkeley, California.

|Pincushions + Pods Wreath Details|

|Pincushions + Pods Wreath Details|

My ultra mod wreath was composed of Leucospermum x patersonii's pincushion flowers grown in my garden, Corymbia ficifolia (syn. Eucalyptus ficifolia) leaves and seed pods found growing in my neighborhood, and Nelumbo sp. (Lotus) seed pods collected from a friend's water garden.  Sunset loved this one and published it in their December 2011 issue.  I was stoked! Check it out.  What do you think?