The week concluded with a two day large scale installation where we transformed the barn. Inspired by the barn’s ceiling’s architecture, Gregor drew a pyramidal form to be created out of iron and become the basis of three floral chandeliers. These were welded by Holly’s husband, Evan, who later suspended them from the barn’s rafters. Initially hung at eye level, we attached branches, oasis and plant materials.
There were two large statement pieces placed on pedestals, Gregor created one and Jenny Murphy and I did our best to keep up with him to make a mirrored piece.
Each one of us also created a centerpiece. These were put end to end to make a long floral runner. The table was set and candles lit. The affect was enchanting. Lots of photographs were taken and then retaken more than once as the changing light made the room even more magical as the evening progressed.
Holly arranged for wine and food as we enjoyed the splendor of the barn and each other’s company. At the end of the night, there were just 6 of us sitting at the glorious table with the blush candles melting into the silk runner. Holly retrieved some cordial glasses (previously used only as a prop) for us to drink a something akin to Bailey’s Irish Cream. It was a fabulous end to a fabulous week.