“…A fragrant, textural work of art… I can’t wait to relive the experience in the pages of her book.”
THE PROJECT + THE BOOK
Flower House Detroit was a floral art installation conceived by floral designer + contemporary artist Lisa Waud of Pot&Box. Held in a formerly abandoned property Waud purchased for $500, she was inspired by the works of Christo + Jean Claude – long term planning, short exhibition. With this model + her collaborative spirit, she initiated plans to create a project with her day-to-day medium – flowers + plants – in the vacant properties. Over 3 days in October 2015, florists + designers from across the U.S + Canada filled the entire 18-room house with American-grown flowers. 3500 visitors + press from around the country then gathered to walk through the exhibition in awe + amazement. The book will reflect through imagery on the year-long preparation for the project, including photographs from the exclusive preview house + then finally Lisa’s FLOWER HOUSE installation come to life. Also featured: words from the collaborating designers, thoughts on the decision to use only American-grown plants + flowers, comments on the experience from visitors + a powerful section of acknowledgements to all those who made this incredible project possible.
AS FEATURED IN
“A Flower Farm Blooms From An Abandoned House In Detroit”
“The photos are stunning...gave me goosebumps. So nostalgic, inspiring, beautiful…”
“Three-Dozen Floral Designers Transform a Condemned Detroit Duplex with 36,000 Flowers.”
“Like a vibrant lining inside a shabby winter coat, Flower House house offered the appeal of unexpected contrast.”
Noel Night Midtown Detroit6-8 PM
Flower Truck parked on Canfield
ABOUT THE AUTHOR + PHOTOGRAPHER
Heather Saunders is a professional photographer based in Michigan.
As the Official Flower House photographer, Heather gained exclusive access to document the year-long preparation + exhibition.
She has been a professional photographer for 19 years, committed to photographing real, meaningful and powerful images, with a sense of humor and a genuine interest in the authentic spirit of faces, landscapes + objects and, of course, FLOWERS.
Her vibrant imagery has been described as thoughtful, cinematic + timeless, she aims to live her life in a sea of these same adjectives!
Her work has recently been highlighted in The Washington Post, Collosal, The Jealous Curator, My Modern Met, Frankie Magazine, Vogue Portugal, Flirty Fluers Magazine, Huffington Post + CNN. A traveling exhibition of some of her work as well as speaking engagements on her experience documenting this life-changing project will fill her 2016-2017 calendar (see dates above). You may see more of her work here: www.heathersaunders.photo + follow #FLOWERHOUSEBOOK to follow her adventures as a first-time author.