I went to Nature’s Creative Edge on Friday night. It was enchanting, uplifting and delightful. I smiled the whole evening. There were children and adults and most were enraptured with these ‘Elven’ creations. One expected to see wee faeries dancing about it was that magical.
The event was sponsored by the American Institute of Floral Designers, a non-profit group dedicated to promoting the art of floral design and it was a fund raiser for scholarship monies and a chance for members to strut their stuff. It was held in a 10 acre wood at the home of Robert Friese, whom, incidentally was also the creator of one of my personal favorites, “Orbital”, above center.
As the sun went down the Faerie lights came up and the pleasant laughter and conversation grew in chorus with the last of the summer crickets. It was like being at a no-cocktail woodland cocktail party.
As the light changed so did the nature of each individual work. Some works easily blended into the woods early in the evening but were striking when lit as night deepened. Some works sparkled, some where interactive, some were challenging, all transported their audience. It was a night for all ages and all beheld with the wonder of a child.
This was a mesmerizing evening and look forward to next year’s 11th incarnation.