Friday, March 13, 2009

VT Flower Show images: overviews

I'm not sure how successful these posted images will be... the show space was so very large and these images are rather small. This first shot shows the over-all Faerie Forest garden. The garden had one main section which was about 50 ft long and an average of about 14 ft wide. Then across the path was the "Faerie Castle" structure, which was lit in blue lights... it can be seen to the far left in the first photo. Also an important part of the design was the island birch tree which is ringed in stone in the centre of the photo.
This view is taken from inside the Faerie Forest looking out towards the two towers of the Faerie Castle feature. The trails were not this bright in the actual garden... they were made from fluffy pine shavings and sprinkled liberally with glitter so as the viewers took a step, the path would sparkle in the various spot lights that were expertly scattered thru the garden. In the photo you can see part of the skyway bridge that came down to one of the Faerie houses. Faerie Stonehenge is in the foreground.

Here you can see the skyway feature as it meets the Green Lattice roofed Faerie House. My sister Tracey and I spent hours constructing these bridges ahead of time. They are made form very light reeds and are festooned with colourful ribbons and satin flowers. The skyway links from one side of the display all the way up and thru the central tree island and back down to the other side of the display.
It starts with the green-latticed house and ends at one of the towers on the Faerie Castle. (more detailed photos to follow)

The skyway going up and into the trees. What was unexpected with this construction was the beautiful patterns of shadows created on the floor from all the different coloured light sources overhead. As the heater came on the ribbons swayed gently... very enchanting !!

I will try to post more images and relections on the show shortly. It was an incredible experience... I owe a huge debt of gratitude to my sister and my Mum who worked very hard to help create this lovely experience... thanks guys !!

Stay tuned for more stories and images... and for all of you who came by my booth to say "Hello" , it was a deep pleasure to meet each and every one of you !! Please do keep coming back to this blog for more images soon !!


Lee Ann said...

I got the new Plow & Hearth catalog yesterday. It has a couple of pages of fairy houses and ornaments for your garden. They are such kitchy looking stuff comparable to your gorgeous works from natural materials! Love your stuff and I'm inspired to try some of my own.

RossoRaven said...

I don't think pictures could possibly convey the magick that scene must had held for anyone there. That "Faerie Henge" alone looks incredible Sally!

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