M.Arch student wins competition at Milwaukee Art Museum

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

SARUP’s James Sequenz won First Place at the 2014 Art in Bloom competition, held at the Milwaukee Art Museum. This annual event, now in its seventh year, celebrates the art of floral design and the museum’s extensive collection of paintings and sculptures. Fifty local florists and landscape designers are randomly assigned one art piece and then asked to interpret that piece with floral elements. The intent of this competition is to have each designer create an arrangement that captures the essence of the art.

James was required to interpret a work by the noted artist Tara Donovan, entitled “Bluffs”.

Designer Statement: 1st place design
‘Bluffs’ by Tara Donovan

This piece represents the ‘Detail of Accumulation’. “Bluffs” is composed of thousands of buttons which when organized, generate form. The arrangement reveals detail behind this process of accumulation. Homogenous yet dynamic, manufactured floral surfaces are positioned within a frame emphasizing the presence of Donovan's sculpture in pure space.