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S.F. Florists to Will Imitate Art at Bouquet to Arts

Florists are beginning to prep for next week's event; photo via Natalie Bowen Designs/<a href="http://instagram.com/nataliebdesigns">Instagram</a>
Florists are beginning to prep for next week's event; photo via Natalie Bowen Designs/Instagram

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125 Bay Area florists are hard at work, interpreting select art from the de Young Museum's permanent collection to recreate as floral bouquets for next week's Bouquets to Art exhibit (March 18-23 at the de Young). The annual event is in its thirtieth year although each year, the art selected for interpretation changes. "It is interesting when specific pieces fall in and out of favor," exhibitor chairwoman Lisa Harris tells the Chronicle. "[Cornelia Parker's] 'Anti-Mass,' which hadn't been interpreted for the past several years, was reborn as one of the most popular pieces this year. It could be because of the drought or the Rim Fire."

SF-based Living Green's David Dalbok and Nedo Stankovic will design this floral arrangement. Also look for local floral design darling Natalie Bowen's arrangement, based on "Parage of Women" by Claus Oldenburg. Remember, the bouquets won't look identical to the art, but they should evoke similar feelings. For a first look at all the works in their freshest prime, purchase tickets here for the Opening Night Gala and Preview event.
· Bouquets to Art features 125 florists interpreting artworks [San Francisco Chronicle]
· 5 SF Floral Boutiques for the Coolest Valentines Bouquets [Racked SF]