GRAFTON, Mass. - Young Farwell, representing the Grafton Garden Club, displayed her floral design, a complement to a statue of the Hindu god Vishnu at the Flora in Winter exhibit at the Worcester Art Museum from Jan. 31 through Feb. 3.
Her floral design interpreted the 12th century bas-relief on display in the museum.
Recognized by his four arms, Vishnu holds a Conch Shell, which produces the “OM” sound, the vibration of creation; a discus, a metaphor for the flow of thought; a mace, representing strength; and a lotus flower, symbol of purity.
Using four birds of paradise for his arms, and succulents for lotus flowers, Farwell captured the pure essence of Vishnu. With a pallet of flesh tones, she incorporated terra cotta cymbidium orchids, pink protea, and peach hypericum into her design.
Beverly McClure of Floral Elegance in Grafton offered encouragement, advice and support.
This will not be the end of Farwell's creativity.
She also will create a miniature fresh flower arrangement relating to the theme, “Fairies, Fireflies, and Fancy Fill the Twilight Hours” when the Grafton Garden Club will participate in the Flower and Patio Show March 1-3 at the DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester.
The club will present a garden vignette with the theme “Twilight Becomes the Garden” featuring a romantic outdoor room and dinner for two, embellished with a fresh flower centerpiece.
The garden club committee includes Rita Whitman, Young Farwell, Jackie Wood, Joyce Marin-Roberge, Fran Bramhal, Linda Casey and Helen Blazis.