Borrowed Light Flora Studio have created a trio of sculptures inspired by the water cycle and the local flora of the Walthamstow Wetlands.
A suspended cloud of dried material representing the condensation part of the water cycle, where water vapour cools and turns back into a liquid. From a distance it has a solid form but close inspection reveals that it is a network of held together flowers including Pampas grass, Lunaria, Gypsophilia, Thlaspi and Asparagus fern.
A shower of hundreds of shimmering Lunaria (Honesty) seed heads fall like raindrops from a hollow cloud form, the precipitation part of the water cycle.
A large willow branch (sourced from the Wetlands site) forms the base for a cascade of Cymbidium Orchids - a nod to the native Bee Orchids growing onsite. Representing the flowing torrent of a waterfall, this is part of the collection stage of the water cycle which also highlights the challenge of containing water.
About Borrowed Light Floral Studio
Borrowed Light Floral Studio are local designers, based in Walthamstow, who specialise in flowers for weddings, events, floral installations and workshops.