Laser-cut hydrangea petals were spray painted and attached to a wire frame to create full,
Photo negatives of leaves and hydrangea blossoms were cut and prepped.
My home garage was converted into a darkroom for cyanotype chemical prep, and fabric panels were left to dry for next-day development in the sun.
Several panels were dyed with a subtle pink and supplemental plain-blue panels were added. Small wall-based hydrangea petals were added as well.
A paint wash was added to the window glass and canvas was added to the floor to add depth throughout the entirety of the window space.
The dogs were constructed with a wood + chipboard base, covered in packing paper and either treated with paper mache or paper and fabric fur. Their coat colors and face details were painted with acrylic and latex paint.
A wood back and front piece were added to an antique sled to create a more substantial, structured piece.
The snowy trees on the art wall were painted to resemble the freestanding faux Christmas trees.
A special thanks to Sophia Emler for being my window glass queen, for painting the gift envelopes, AND for ribbon-wrapping all the packages!
The leaves for this window were cut from recycled materials - Anthropologie shopping bags, newsprint, book pages, and craft paper. They were coated in transparent washes of paint to create cohesion among the various patterns.
The heart and city text were painted on the glass and leaves were taped to the window from the inside.
The Pollen concept combined hand-made 3D flowers with chalk-drawn flowers.
The opposing wall had multiple iterations over the season, at first featuring the deer family and later enhanced with even more flowers.
The pollen flowers were hand-dyed and painted before assembly, and they were combined with some of the Flying Poppies paper flowers from last season.
The large-scale flowers were created with foam core and paper petals, then painted in an abstract way that allowed brush strokes and drips to shine through. The centers of the flowers were made with painted nylon string and crepe paper.
The backdrop (and the floor) was painted using a variety of colors that were allowed to blend together and drip in an organic way. Wall-pasted flowers were adhered to the canvas and painted into the backdrop, then extended with white additave petals for a three-dimensional look. The large-scale flowers were suspended off the wall to create depth.
The lichen table top was made with 2x4s, then jigsawed around the edges to create a "live edge" effect. It was then stained with India ink and coated with a satin polycrylic.
The table was styled with real tree stumps, a moss overlay, and hand-made tree-ring risers. The risers were made from stacked plywood, which were routered out and stained in a color gradient.
The spring greenhouse foliage was re-dyed to create a darker, more fall-appropriate mood. Gold vines were added to the foliage wall and through hanging lights to simulate a living, outdoor scene. The back wall canvas was painted to reflect the colors of the concept, and to emulate the Rothko-inspired wall across the store. Branches with gold leaves were added to the candle shop wall to complete the ambiance.
The tree bark was prepped in advance by dying chipboard, ripping and rolling the edges while wet, and adding India ink streaks to create a wood-grain effect.
The trunk structure was created with a wood skeleton and cardboard cover, which was used as a base to attach the chipboard bark.
The autumn leaves sent to the store and dyed in-house. Varying shades of purple, red, and orange were used to create an ombre effect.
The trunk was attached to the wall and the floor for support, and the leaves were tacked into the ceiling to give the effect that the tree was growing through the ceiling.
Wood and paper laser-cut ginkgo leaves were sent to the store and treated in-house. Some were painted, others were given a dye treatment, and others were coated in copper tape and copper leaf.
The leaves were taped to the window glass using copper conductive tape. The placement was organized to frame the mannequins with the bold yellow color, then transition into oranges, browns, and coppers as the ginkgo leaves dissipated across the window scape.
The smaller bees were created from prints sent by the company - they were cut out and glued together to make them 3D. The larger, more detailed bees were hand-made from crepe paper and wire.