PlantTherapy: Europe’s Modern Botanical Sculptors
Garden Design Magazine’s latest issue, which is not on their website yet, features a handful of Europe’s top cutting-edge floral sculpture artists. It is a teaser, giving us a taste of a handful of artists who use flowers and natural materials to create their forms…
As sculpture, I like the idea of plants used in a way that other sculptural materials are considered in order to convey the artist’s concept. In Castagne’s work above, he wanted to show the idea of jubilation, similar to fireworks or a circus. Pattyn’s willow ring was to create one large ‘annual ring’ with the tiny circles of the individual branches echoing the large ring. Van den Akker‘s bull was a work to show strength and fragility coexisting. Desmet was inspired by a found wood object to combine it with the shapes of the elecampane and bur-reed.
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