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Autumn Deights – Over The Edge

This design style, although bench based, allows (and expects) the design to extend beyond the bench towards the floor. In some competitions the display bench is purpose built, however for this one we were to use a hebel (aerated concrete) brick.

A new style for me – using a hebel brick that can be placed in any direction as the base for the design.

Autumn Delights

I decided to have the brick angled upwards and have my design trailing over the edge of the brick and the display bench. Most other competitors placed the brick tall with their designs coming down the face of the brick.

I have previously made an autumn leaf covered container (see technique here) that forms a perfect cone for the foliage and flowers of the banksia that are abundant in autumn here. I selected branches that already had a few twists and turns so that the placement would indicate that they were tumbling out of the container and down the side of the brick and bench.

No placing for this design but the judge was impressed with the different approach and the plant material used. He suggested that the container made him think of a cornucopia which would have needed an abundance of plant material cascading from it.

A good effort for a first attempt.

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