Saturday, February 9, 2019

Art in Bloom at the CMA

During a recent visit to the Columbia Museum of Art in SC, we were lucky enough to stumble upon Art in Bloom by the Ikebana International Chapter 182.

Floral sculptures are inspired by works of art at the museum. This below was was based on a  piece by pop artist Roy Lichtenstein.
This is odd with the Campbell soup but that is because this sculpture is based on a work by Andy Warhol.
Mural by Jackson Pollack was on display at the museum during this time inspiring the piece below.
I neglected to take a note on the inspiration of each but I believe below was inspired by a Jasper Johns hanger piece.
The museum has been recently renovated inside and it is beautiful! As you can see through the windows, they are still working on the side entrance which is going to be a beautiful courtyard hopefully ready for spring!

The word ikebana, by the way, means the Japanese art of flower arranging. It translates as "living flowers". Love!
So there was also a variety of Japanese inspired pieces to envy.
Now I would love to score a piece of cool driftwood to use as a planter.
A very enjoyable experience.

Future exhibitions of this Ikebana International Chapter will be on our radar! It is an organization I never knew existed until now.

I hope you enjoyed these unique displays. This must have been fun for the participating members since modern art can be quite quirky!

I hope you enjoy this sampling of floral beauties!

Thank you for stopping by. ~Val


  1. I love ikebana, so I enjoyed this post very much! Thanks!

  2. Val, you live in such a great area! You have so many wonderful things going on all the time and so many wonderful places to see! I love the flower arrangements! This museum looks so beautiful! Big Hugs!

  3. I enjoyed seeing these -they are all beautiful and being in front of a window with the view outside - really adds something to the whole group. Looks like a place I would love to visit.

  4. love that kind of flowers decoration:)

  5. I did enjoy seeing the floral arrangements! I'm sure you got lots and lots of inspiration from them, as they were all so unique. Thank you for sharing!

  6. I certainly did enjoy seeing your photographs of the 'floral beauties'
    Thank you.

    All the best Jan

  7. Gorgeous florals! Such bright colours for a lift :)

  8. These are so cool! It makes me happy to see florals. I can't wait for spring!

  9. Those are wonderful, what a fun show idea... I enjoy ikebana as well.

  10. A bit hard to see the connection between the art and some of the floral displays, but I really like that one based on Jackson Pollack.

  11. Beautiful creations. I really like these floral displays based on and inspired by art.

  12. Loving the pops of color here. Can't wait till Mother Nature stops messing with us when she gives us a touch of spring then throws in more colder weather again. She loves doing that every yr at this time! :)


Thank you for stopping by! I love reading visitor comments! ~Val