This metal and sand garden by London based artist Zadok Ben David, is made up of 12,000 cut steel flowers & plants. The botanical specimens make up a monochrome field, hence the title Blackfield. When you walk round the piece the flowers take on glorious painted technicolour.
Ben David has made some other wonderful installations including Sunny Moon and his wonderful human figure Leftovers, we love them for their potential use in an outdoor space.
From the BBC website:
In this series Professor Iain Stewart tells a stunning new story about our planet. He reveals how the greatest changes to the Earth have been driven, above all, by plants.
In this first episode Iain journeys from the spectacular caves of Vietnam to the remote deserts of Africa. He sees how plants first harnessed light from the sun and created our life-giving atmosphere. He uncovers the epic battle between the dinosaurs and the tallest trees on the planet. And, using remarkable imagery, he shows plants breathing – and for the first time talking to each other.
Do not miss this, watch the programme here
Eric Cahan is a contemporary New York artist, he makes wonderful polyester resin sculptures are three-dimensional interpretations of his photographs of skies “My work is meant to capture a moment in nature, asking and empowering the viewer to be fully present, involved, and uplifted. I want the viewer to be drawn in, and be completely absorbed by, rather than separate from, that fleeting moment in time.”
Elephantjournal.com 2011 | Eric Cahan.