2019 Philadelphia Flower Show Artist's Signage Form
Please fill in the boxes and submit by January 18, 2019. Items with a red asterisk are required. If you have two entries, you will need to submit two forms. After you submit the first form, refresh your browser. The form should reappear.
The artist statement may be 50 words or fewer. Please tell us why you chose to submit this artwork for the Flower Show Exhibition. With the unlimited number of subjects, what powerful emotion drew you to choose your subject(s)? Give us the background story. Make it personal, and include which PBSI theme--myth, legend, or lore—you are connecting with your artwork.
Here are three examples of descriptions that could be used as the background story of your chosen subject(s):
Myth: Lady’s Mantle has a place of importance in my herb garden. The leaves catch the early morning dew and hold the drops which then look like crystals. The accordion shaped leaves fascinate me. In medieval times it was thought that Lady’s Mantle cured various women’s maladies.
Legend: Christmas is my favorite holiday and I love all the different colors of poinsettias. In Mexico the poinsettia blooms at Christmas and is called flor de la Nochebuenao, flower of the Holy Night. In The Legend of the Poinsettia, writer and illustrator Tomie dePaola tells how a young girl gave an unselfish gift to the Christ Child, and that is how the flower came into existence.
Lore: The awesome universe has been a lifelong study for me. Many nights I have my telescope ready to view an amazing planet or astrological event. Metaphysical dandelion folklore states that this flower is the only one to represent the sun, the moon and the stars. The yellow flower resembles the sun, the puff ball resembles the moon, and the dispersing seeds resemble the stars.
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