Isn’t she lovely! This 25-foot tall living sculpture is called “Earth Goddess.” She’s part of the exhibition called Imaginary Worlds at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. She is made up of 18,000 plants!
And these guys? They are made of plants, too.
These artworks were created in Canada by International Mosaiculture of Montreal, the leaders in the art form known as mosaiculture. Just how are these amazing artworks formed? "Each sculpture is a living, sophisticated evolution of the traditional 'stuffed topiary technique," states the Garden. "Thousands of meticulously groomed annuals are planted into soil-and-sphagnum moss filled netting covering the steel forms – hidden works of artisanship themselves – to carpet the skeletons in colorful patterns. Complex irrigation systems beneath the surface of the sculptures allow the plants to grow – and the creatures to flourish – in Atlanta’s summer heat."
Imaginary Worlds will be on display through October. See more pictures of the living sculptures at My Modern Met. -via Laughing Squid
(Images credit: Atlanta Botanical Garden)