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.