I was invited to work as part of the AIFD team, under the leadership of Cres Motzi AIFD, creating an exhibit at the PFS. The show theme was Holland. My subgroup focused on artwork. I was asked to create a Piet Mondrian inspired piece using dried pods. The frame was designed by Ron Mulray AIFD and created for the show. My role was to fill the sections with the primary colors typical of Mondrian's later work. Pods were dipped in diluted interior house paint and shaken hard/spun to remove excess before being placed in holes cut in flower boxes to dry. Pieces of styrofoam joined to create the base were covered in paper before the pods were stuck into it. Suzanne Sampson AIFD and Lyn from Minnesota were invaluable in helping me get the piece completed before the rigging crew came to hang it.
Theresa Clower AIFD created a Van Gogh inspired piece using wheat and Jane Godshalk created a floral piece reminiscent of Flemish design. The dried pieces were created twice so they were visible when viewed from both sides.
Other areas of Holland featured in the AIFD exhibit were Gin, Canals, People, Delftware, and Bicycles.