Bromeliads and Birds of Paradise Leaves? Flower of the Day, Mar 21, 2017

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No.  Everything in this photo except the light switch and plugin comes from a palm tree. The flowers are undeveloped and shrunken coconuts, the leaves are painted fruiting stem sheathes and the twigs are palm fruiting bundles minus the “fruit.”  Even the vase is made from a fruiting bundle sheath, soaked, formed and sewn with raffia.  It is one of the wonderful pieces by my artist friend Rick Cranston, who is doing amazing things with found objects here at the beach. It is 7 feet 8 inches tall.

For Cee’s flower prompt.

8 thoughts on “Bromeliads and Birds of Paradise Leaves? Flower of the Day, Mar 21, 2017

      1. slmret

        No — that has come through since I wrote my comment! My thoughts are still valid — please relay them to your friend Rick! It’s a wonderful piece!

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      2. slmret

        If I were to return to school now, I would study the material culture of the Northwest Indians. These are lovely pieces. and they make his bromeliad piece even more special! Thanks for pointing out the link!

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