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. Make it interesting and educational for the viewing public.
Here are three examples of descriptions that could be used as the background story of your chosen subject(s). Tell the story in your own words, or cite the source (website or book, etc.) of the myth, legend, or lore.
Myth: One foxglove story suggests that fairies would hide themselves inside flowers. Mischievous children, wanting to hear fairy thunder, would hold one end of the flower bells then strike the other end on their hand. The poor fairy, rightly upset and probably cross, would make a snapping sound, a clap of thunder while she escaped from her retreat. (Source: https://theresagreen.me/2012/06/20/foxglove-fairytales-myths-medicine/)
Lore: Dandelion folklore holds 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.
Legend: In Mexico the poinsettia blooms at Christmas and is called “flor de la Nochebuena”, flower of the Holy Night. In The Legend of the Poinsettia, Tomie dePaola tells how a young girl gave an unselfish gift to the Christ Child and that is how the flower came into existence.
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