For centuries floral design has been accepted in Asia as an art form, yet only recently has the western world begun to accept floral design as a true art form.
In the late 1980s French Floral Designer Christian Tortu began his revolution of Floral Design as Art. Andrew Goldsworthy an accomplished English artist and sculptor raised awareness in the traditional art world through the use of flowers and organic materials in his work. Other significant floral artists include Gregor Lersch of Germany, Daniel Ost of Belgium, Elly lin of Twain, Damian Koh of Singapore, Hitomi Gilliam of Canada and John Haines of the United States.
Today there are organizations and art galleries in nearly every country of the world which feature floral design as art. Some of these include the American Institute of Floral Design, the Floral Art Society of New Zealand and the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies.
If you love flowers, make a point of visiting a Floral Art Exhibit sometime. You will be amazed.