Yesterday we participated in this year’s Bouquets to Art event at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Along with Holly Selvig we made an arrangement that was inspired by a rubbing made by Merle Green Robertson from the ballcourt at Chichen Itza on the Yucatan Pennisula. Holly and Lauri did the arranging while I photographed. Greens for the piece came from Blake Garden and Holly picked up some red lilies and roses at the SF Flower Market. Our statement of intention was as follows:
Our floral piece is inspired by the materiality of the event represented in the “Rubbing from the Ball court”. The stylized nature of the stone carving tempers the extreme drama of the event: the beheading of the loser of the ball game. We tried to capture that drama in color, form, and material, and at the same time, also honor the brutal cultural tradition.