As the Garden evolves, it’s never the same place twice. Look at these amazing living sculptures. The garden inspires us to grow.
Those of us with green thumbs and enough space should consider Mosaiculture an excellent art form.
Imaginary Worlds, an exhibition of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, is an excellent example of this complex but beautiful art form. These elaborate green structures create mystical, fantastic worlds that are filled with stunning flowers and plants.
Living sculptures offer a lot more than appears on the surface. There is usually some form of steel frame, covered in steel mesh, in which they are built.
Afterwards, sphagnum moss and soil are applied to the mesh, and all sorts of plants are planted in it. On the mesh surface are flower arrangements that receive water via irrigation channels, helping them grow.
I’m amazed by how these amazing art installations appear to rise out of the soil and surround themselves with plants. Living plants make them always remain green and fresh since they are derived from living plants. Furthermore, these structures lend themselves to emulating organic shapes by using moss and low-growth plants, as moss and low-growth plants can be textured and shaped in various ways.
In total, there are four large sculptures in the garden, with the largest being Earth Goddess.
In any case, the exhibition will be up through the end of October, so if you are ever in the neighbourhood, don’t forget to stop by.
On their website, you will find information about upcoming events related to the sculptures.