Matt’s Met Flowers: Light and Shadow for Easter

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(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

They turned a beautiful white and had the gorgeous dark coloring on the tips of the petals. The very center looked like a green raspberry. It felt sparse, still, until I noticed something special that these flowers did – they cast the most beautiful, layered shadows. The others also did this in past weeks, but not with such success…

I would love to become a fabric designer and find a way to translate these shadows. They were rich. As someone who buys into the ‘less is more’ idea of furnishing my apartment and life, I have come to appreciate light and shadow as valid occupiers of space. If I could have these shadows cast across my apartment wall, I would never feel the need to hang a nail and search for a photo or a painting.

I also enjoy the fact that it is the sparceness of leaves and large blossoms that allows these arrangements to have the open, negative space between them that creates the beautiful shadows. A negative makes a positive.

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