Untitled Final Friday and Arthur Williams with 3 female models in floral headresses and make up

Floral Artist Arthur Williams Brings 'Hanging Garden' Theme to Untitled Final Friday

Former DAM Creative-in-Residence and floral artist Arthur Williams is putting together a hanging garden-themed night for Untitled Final Friday on September 28. Discover a bit about Williams in the following Q&A:

DAM: What do you do, and why do you do it?

Arthur Williams: I have always been obsessed with plants, in high school I moved towards photography and sculpture. Lucky for me all my interests turned into a career and I opened my shop in 2004.

DAM: If you could do anything you want in a museum, what would it be?

AW: I would love to do a large-scale fully immersive floral installation. Hint hint

DAM: You’re passing out invitations to your event…what do they say?

AW: Hey! Do you want to see what goes on in my brain? In 3-D.

DAM: How would you define a creative?

AW: I would define a “creative” as a person that excels and pushes the boundaries of their field or medium.

DAM: What is a museum?

AW: A museum is a shape-shifting temple of beauty and culture powered by history and forward thinkers.

DAM: What’s an exhibition that doesn’t exist, but probably should?

AW: Well, I would like to see an exhibition of modern floral masters.....

DAM: If you could collaborate with anyone (past or present), who would it be?

AW: I would love to work with Björk.

DAM: If you could express yourself in any other medium, what would it be?

AW: Actually I would love to get back into pottery. I’d be so much more dangerous if I made my own vases.

Lauren Donald is a studio and artist programs assistant at the Denver Art Museum.

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