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2500 Dandelions, 15 Bottles of Hairspray and Sheidlina

Don’t you just want to blow away the dandelion foam?

written by: Dmitry Turcan | 18-11-2020

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What a connection could there be between wet foam and airy dandelions? A desire to blow on them.
This phrase was the starting point of my collaboration with artist Ellen Sheidlin, known as Sheidlina.

 

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I Knew in May Already I Was Going to Do Something with Dandelions

In May, I collected and dried dandelions. Each dandelion was carefully packed in huge boxes so that they were waiting for an appropriate moment. I wanted to do something unusual with dandelions, to present them in a new perspective.

Always a pleasure talking to Ellen, in the midst of a conversation we had, the idea came up to use dandelions as an image of foam. How cool would that be? I immediately agreed to realize this project.

 

 

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2500 Dandelions and 15 Bottles of Hairspray

2500 dandelions, 15 bottles of hairspray, and dozens of hours to prepare and to create with a dozen helper hands, the same form of dandelions in the form of “foam” was created, and the work was done!

 

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When I picked up the material, ideas began to come by themselves, so in the process of preparation a photo with clouds was born. I’ll show you the third idea a little later, while it’s a secret yet.

 

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It’s good that we already had a shooting date planned, the deadline was set, because my imagination carried me further and further. Therefore, answering the question “Where to get inspiration?”, I can answer: just pick up the material and follow the stream of thoughts.

 

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Ellen Sheidlin (Sheidlina)

Thanks to Sheidlina’s edgy social media presence, this model, photographer, blogger, and painter has become a true Instagram sensation with 4.7 million followers.

More info about Ellen Sheidlin: Instagram | Instagram | Facebook | youtube.com

 

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@sheidlina


Dmitry Turcan

Dmitry Turcan is a one of the most recognisable Russian-speaking floral artists. He is the founder of the online school of floristics Turcan International Flower School.

Born into a family of florists, Dmitry from an early age began to absorb the culture of flowers and learned the basics of floristic art. His unique style began to emerge in Italy where he lived for 8 years. Western Europe taught him to create minimalistic and concise objects. The style started to evolve when he moved to Azerbaijan, chic and abundance were deeply valued in that culture. So this combination of incompatible — luxury and restraint — formed the basis of Dmitry’s style in floristry, in which he continues to improve today.

A winner of many awards including Best in Show and Gold at the 2018 Singapore Garden Festival he was the designer who created the magnificent Lady Gaga floral piano.

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