Monday night we were honored by being invited to design a table for a benefit raising funds for the New York Botanical Garden. The NYBG is a wonderful resource that many New Yorkers have been inspired by over the years. The theme for this year’s event was, “Key West Contemporary,” which could have a variety of interpretations. Eileen chose to use a painting by Henri Rousseau entitled “The Dream.” After doing some research she found that Rousseau had painted his jungle and desert scenes after having visited some of the zoos and botanical gardens in Paris. In fact, Rousseau never left his native France and yet he painted some of the most enchanting pictures of exotic flowers and fauna. Beth took to the challenge quite brilliantly and this is what she created for our table.
We are so lucky to have a resource like the New York Botanical Garden in our city and we encourage you to visit during their annual Orchid Show which starts on March 1. As Henri Rousseau said when talking about the Jardin Des Plantes in Paris which he often visited, “When I go into the glass houses and I see the strange plants of exotic lands, it seems to me that I enter into a dream.”
Please enjoy our process photos of Beth and FlowerSchool alums, Diana and Christiane, who helped create our table, as well as photos of the room coming together!
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