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Students create digital botanical art

Students in the Art of Horticulture (PLHRT 2010) got a quick introduction on how to create digital botanical art during their class on Tuesday. Working in teams, they arranged locally sourced flowers from trials at the Bluegrass Lane Turf and Landscape Research Facility and a local flower farm, Plenty of Posies, on flatbed scanners to capture their form and color in two-dimensional form.

Students plan their digital floral arrangement

Art of Horticulture students plan their digital floral arrangement …

 

... and transfer their arrangements to the scanners.

… and transfer their arrangements to the scanners.

Later, they took their scan files and digitally manipulatedthem  to create works of art. Here’s an example:

Digital flower mandala

Digital flower mandala. Click image for a closer look.

View more examples at the Art of Horticulture website.

Students finished up the class applying floral design principles to more traditional arrangements.

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