Submitted by Diane White, SPGC Design Chair
Abstract Creative Design Excerpt from page 196, Handbook for Flower Shows(2007)
1. A Creative Design in which selection, treatment and manner of organization of plant materials and other components are chosen in order to contribute toward a non-realistic, non-naturalistic, and non-representational design. See also Chapter 9, pp. 185-186 Handbook for Flower Shows(2007)
2. Components are selected solely for their elemental qualities: line, form, color, texture, light, size, space, pattern.
3. Interest is to be equated over the entire design.
4. Clarity of expression is important.
5. Not all components need be abstracted, though a dominance of abstraction must exist.”
*Please note: to be an Abstract Creative Design there must be a dominance of abstraction meaning that more than half of the components are treated and/or organized in a non-naturalistic manner. p. 185
Handbook for Flower Shows(2007)
There are two design types that are always Abstract Creative and they are: Assemblage and Collage. Most Op Art and Mobiles are Abstract Creative as well.
Assemblage p.197 Handbook for Flower Shows(2007)
Collage p. 197-198 Handbook for Flower Shows(2007)
Op Art p. 205 Handbook for Flower Shows(2007)
Abstract Creative Design Examples below.
Photo Credit: Designing by Types, National Garden Clubs, Inc., 2008, p. 24-26.