The Surreal Madera Collection from Artist Bo Cameron

Topiary tree from the Madera Collection

Topiary tree from the Madera Collection

Artist Bo Cameron grew up in San Diego and was inspired early on by the works of Salvador Dali, Picasso, and Dr. Seuss. It went to art school and studied painting, but eventually found his medium to be metal fabrication, sculpture, and design with natural elements. Bo scoured the beaches for pieces of drift wood to use, and the hills of San Diego County for pieces of Manzanita wood for his designs.

Likewise, he looked for decorative stones, succulent plants, and other interesting objects to make center pieces and other decorative objects with. Bo was soon sought out by the top event planners in San Diego to create his interesting designs. He also sold his wares at many of the local art shows in San Diego, and throughout Southern California.

Geranium Street Floral president, Bob Smith ran into Cameron at a La Jolla art show and was fascinated by his use of natural and manmade objects. The two men got to talking and they decided to collaborate. The result of their collaboration is the exciting new Madera collection just in time for the 2015 fall season.

Decorative pieces from the Madera Collection

Decorative pieces from the Madera Collection

The Madera Collection consists of several unique decorative pieces made using natural and artificial elements. These exciting pieces can be used for interior or exterior design. They might adorn a swank new restaurant, or night club, or they might be at home in someone’s foyer, or on the veranda. They can be mixed in with real plants, or stand alone as a new “species”.

Bob Smith of Geranium Street is a native of Wyoming and brought many elk antlers from his home state. Elk antlers are abundant in the mountains in several western states, since the large animals shed their antlers every year. No animals have to be killed to harvest the antlers. The elk antlers are virtually indestructible and will last forever, and they lend themselves for all kinds of creative ideas.

Elk antler stalks with artificial topiaries

Elk antler stalks with artificial topiaries

Bo Cameron used natural elements, including elk antlers, Manzanita wood, drift wood, decorative stone in creating the Madera Collection. He also implemented artificial plants like artificial topiary balls, artificial cedar trees, and other artificial plants from the Geranium Street product line. He then fabricated faux planters from scrap metal to give the pieces a rustic look. Some faux planters were fashioned with wood.

Outdoor decorative pieces from the Madera Collection

Outdoor decorative pieces from the Madera Collection

“We are very excited about this Madera Collection. I think our clients will be excited as well. I can see these pieces being used at commercial properties like restaurants and hotels. I can also see them in people’s front yards, back yards, and even inside their homes.  They are real, fake, and surreal, all in one,” said Geranium Street president, Bob Smith.