Modgy Expandable flower vases do everything a glass vase does except collect dust, chip or smash. Available in a variety of designs, Modgy plastic vases are durable and stable enough to hold a flower bouquet. Modgy vases are collapsible and economical, making it easy to keep a variety of colors and patterns tucked away for any occasion as they fold completely flat. This also makes them ideal for posting as a gift to a far flung friend or relative.
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890) created over 2100 works including 860 oil paintings, remarkably within a ten year period. His dedication to his art was absolute, and he returned to it repeatedly as a lifeline in between increasing psychotic episodes in the last years of his life.
In May of 1889, a year before his death, he admitted himself into an asylum in Saint-Rémy, France. During the first month of his stay, van Gogh began painting Irises, creating a composition defined by large swaths of blue flowers, orange marigolds, green leaves and red soil. Upon completion, he shipped the painting to his brother Theo, who was so taken by the work that he submitted it for exhibition at the 1889 Salon des Independents in Paris. Theo wrote to Vincent: “…it strikes the eye from afar. It is a beautiful study full of air and life.”
Our expandable vase reproduces a detail from this exuberant work.
Our vase draws inspiration from the delicate profusion of blooms that grace Cherry Blossom festivals in Washington D.C., Japan, and across the globe every spring.