Saul Becker and Stephen Vitiello have a new installation, Field Recordings—a mix of layered soundscapes and visual art, many made with botanicals electroplated with copper—at the Horticultural Society of New York thorugh July 6, 2012.
British artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey use grass to make pictures—"living" photographs. Wielding the traditional tools of the artist and the gardener to harness a plant's natural photosynthesis, the artists' process is a nice synthesis of art and science.
Painted from specimens in Kew's Herbarium, Rachel Pedder-Smith's Herbarium Specimen Painting is an 18-foot masterpiece of botanic illustration, and a tapestry with hundreds of narratives that depict a history of plant evolution and scientific discovery.
Pushing the boundaries of gardening, artists along with designers, horticulturists, and architects create conceptual gardens and installations in France, Canada and California while highlighting the ecological balance of their inspiration.
Tour through conceptual garden installations built by designers, horticulturists, architects and artists in France, Canada, and California where the boundaries of garden design are pushed, and why one designer feels “Mother Nature will always win in the end”.