Lantern People and Folk Art Gnome
The final year that this popular event took place, we had the tremendous opportunity to provide an installation for the gardens of the Victoria art gallery and create a mascot - a giant folk art garden gnome.
18 Humanoid lanterns, surrounded the gallery in 7 vignettes that could be enjoyed both day and night. The gnome attended the various venues where the lectures were held throughout the course of the festival, Art in Bloom engaged experts in the gardening and landscaping industry to speak on a huge range of topics, from landscape design, floral, edibles etc.
It was a massive undertaking, and one of my first projects of this magnitude. It was a captivating experience for those who wandered the grounds to explore it.