Michigan florist Lisa Waud conceived a marvelous installation called ‘Flower House’ a Detroit exhibition open to the public from Friday, October 16-Sunday, October 18 2015. Waud, owner of a floral design business called Pot & Box was inspired by images of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s wrapped Pont Neuf bridge in Paris and Christian Dior’s 2012 couture show.
Lisa Waud became inspired to raise consciousness around sourcing flowers by covering 15 rooms of a dilapidated Detroit home with between 60,000 and 100,000 flowers. These images by photographer Heather Saunders are from a trial run of Flower House. in which florists spent 48 hours and 4,000 flowers to transform ugliness into a natural, beautiful wonderland, photographed by Heather Saunders.
The Flower House October installation will be an unprecedented one,” she wrote. “We will experience something that has never been done before—for one weekend, the walls, ceilings, floors, and fixtures will be bursting with luscious blooms and textural foliage harvested from American farms coast to coast, and featuring our own Great Lakes state. There is a real and strong momentum gaining for consciousness in growing, sourcing, and buying flowers grown in our own soil. Much like the Slow Food movement, the Slow Flowers Movement is changing the way people think about where their cut flowers come from in America.
At the end of the event, the house — one of two deserted homes that Waud bought in Hamtramck , Michigan, will be torn down and replaced with a living, growing flower farm. Waud’s goal is to divert as much as 75% of the reusable materials out of the landfill, making her an environmentally responsible steward of Mother Earth.
‘Flower House’ is running a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo.