Design in Bloom 2018 entry for Modern In Denver Magazine
Year Completed: 2018
Design in Bloom is Modern In Denver magazine’s signature spring event, which every year reaches capacity and draws 500+ creative professionals and modern enthusiasts together for a night of conversation and celebration. Attendees see nature and design intersect in the hands of Colorado designers and architects, as they create floral displays amidst the most influential in our community. Our proposal for the 2018 submission was entitled Mneme, and was an experimentation in material, form and time. The team was asked to submit a narrative along with the entry that supports and elucidates the story of the piece (below).
Named for the muse of memory, Mneme exposes the continuous conflict of past, present and future states of being.
Frozen in time, suspended in consciousness, a single flower is celebrated, but forbidden. Vague and distant, a fragile outline is blurred by a solid cocoon of ice. A sensual form existing in both the past and present, forever evolving until it silently vanishes. It’s altered state remains fluid, formless, given a new purpose of reflection and remembrance.
Once so sheltered, the flower is left exposed, naked.
The vessel no longer exists in the present, surviving now within the memory of those few to witness.