*I Am Somebody!
This weekend, in honor of Juneteenth, Maurice Harris, co-creator and host of “Centerpiece” unveiled “I Am Somebody,” a 12-foot floral installation honoring the unarmed victims who were killed by police.
The victims’ names, including Breonna Taylor, Alton Sterling, Michael Brown and many more were displayed on the base of the creation. The labor of love was created over two days and included 5,000 carnations, 50 eremurus and 50 allium flowers. The installation was housed outside of Harris’ floral store Bloom & Plume and coffee shop Bloom & Plume Coffee.
On his show, the California native sits down with creatives like Tessa Thompson, Melina Matsoukas, Rashida Jones, Maya Rudolph and more to discuss their creative process. At the end of each episode, he creates a centerpiece installation inspired by their conversation.
Maurice Harris is a Los Angeles-based artist who is best known as the visionary behind Bloom & Plume, a bespoke floral design studio located in LA’s Echo Park. Maurice’s unique point of view, sense of humor, and craftsmanship has made him both one of the most sought after floral designers in Los Angeles and one of the most followed florists on Instagram. Harris’ clients include some of the biggest names in Hollywood as well as top tier brands such as Louis Vuitton, The Row, Goop, Opening Ceremony, Dior, Nike, Gucci, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Warby Parker, MOCA and LACMA among others. Harris has been featured in Vogue, W Magazine, LA Times, Hollywood Reporter, Saint Heron, Rip + Tan and appeared on air for Viceland. Additionally, his art career has been emerging with a flower sculpture at MOCA, photography at the San Diego Art Institute and a performance piece at the Broad.
“Centerpiece” explores the nature of creativity with celebrity guests as they go deep into what drives their passion, creativity and spirit to create mind-blowing floral art installations. Guests include: Moses Sumney, Kerby Jean-Raymond and Jeremy O. Harris. “Centerpiece” is now available on Quibi.
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