A wonderful compliment to artist Deanna Fainelli's series "West County" on display June 1- July 12, 2015

A wonderful compliment to artist Deanna Fainelli's series "West County" on display June 1- July 12, 2015

When Jennifer Edwards, owner of The Passdoor in Sebastopol, CA asked me to create some one-of-a-kind giant paper flowers for her gallery, I was beyond excited.  As an artist, it is always wonderful to have your work displayed in a gallery setting, but this would be the first time my pieces would be displayed alongside other works of art. Jennifer curates her spaces very meticulously and the beauty of each piece is able to shine. 

Black and white paper spider mum on display in a Piet Hein Super Ellipse Vase at The Passdoor

Black and white paper spider mum on display in a Piet Hein Super Ellipse Vase at The Passdoor

A view of the paper spider mom among showcased pieces at The Passdoor

A view of the paper spider mom among showcased pieces at The Passdoor

The flowers are displayed throughout the gallery in designer Piet Hein vases. What an amazing container to fill! 

Detail of black lily in front of Deanna Feinelli's artwork.  

Detail of black lily in front of Deanna Feinelli's artwork.  

 

The Black Lily was created from heavy weight florist crepe paper and jet black card stock. The petals are cut and reinforced with wire before they are shaped and attached to the stem. The center is created by layering long strips of black card stock around the center and curling with a tool. Much like you would curl ribbon for wrapping!

The Black Lily on sale now at The Passdoor

The Black Lily on sale now at The Passdoor


For the black and white Anemone, I hand painted each stamen before shaping and attaching it to the center. The petals here are reinforced with wire around the edges to give the petals an organic shape and keep them uplifted.  

Paper Portrayals black and white Anemone complimented by a stunning piece by Deanna Fainelli

Paper Portrayals black and white Anemone complimented by a stunning piece by Deanna Fainelli

Starting today June 18, 2015 is the Barlow Street Fair! It's a super fun time walking around and visiting all the shops, booths and food vendors around. Top it off with a live band and we are ready to rock the night away. 

 These magnificent extra-large paper flowers were designed specifically by Paper Portrayals for the boutique gallery, The Passdoor, located in the Barlow in Sebastopol, California. 

 These magnificent extra-large paper flowers were designed specifically by Paper Portrayals for the boutique gallery, The Passdoor, located in the Barlow in Sebastopol, California. 

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