Thursday, October 22, 2009

string gardens

This concept is sensationally intriguing and works as an art installation quite brilliantly. I have yet to read up on the background to this project based in Amsterdam but you can find information  at ijmstudio   blog as well as at the string gardens  website.


Deborah Barlow said...

Another fabulous posting Sophie. Thanks again for this.

janis said...

This is magical Sophie! How do you find such interesting things - and so frequently too!

I would love to sign up for one of your classes if Australia was closer by ;)

Thanks for your ever wonderful posts...

Sophie Munns said...

Lovely to wake up and find visitors from across the seas!

this was too intriguing and fabulous a find not to post on. It made me realise we are only really beginning to see the ways we might have green, living things in our lives.

Imagine if more florists became familiar with soil and growing things and ran small businesses selling living things, instead of pink teddy bears, with horrendous ribbons and ugly balloon like slogans.Perhaps where you live you have no idea of what I refer to.

I have no doubt the world would be more enlivened by innovations like the string garden becoming more common! Artists with a green thumb...go nuts!

We need to remember how things grow and what keeps us alive...and this is a fabulous reminder!
thanks for stopping to leave a comment Deborah,

Sophie Munns said...

what a wonderful comment to wake up to!

Its always when I should have gone to bed that I find something amazing to post that cant wait.
I do save lots of ideas for later...but when I find a little bit of genius like the string garden I want the world to know about it...well... the few who stop by my blog!

You know how a good idea can spread if it is brought to light! I would love to see many more signs of green and living things around where we live. What has occured in the Nursery and Florist industries is the same as what has happened with the industrialisation of our food. Masses of chemicals and poor practices, by producers under pressure from multi-nationals swallowing up companies left , right and centre. Pressure is enormous on the old supply has changed radically.

In the same way that food producers opt out to do small organic farming and get it right from the ground has become apparent that that radical a step is needed across the various horticultural industries to ensure both food security and survival of our green heritage.

That tiny ball of dirt with a plant proudly growing from it, suspended by string, is such a potent symbol for our present need to wake up to a critical dilemma that is sadly far too unexamined.

I know from your blog you are planting things and nurturing in particular things that can stand up to dry conditions.

well...thanks to blogging I get to know of many, many wonderful creative people like you Janis who channel calmness and beauty into the world - and Deborah who leaves remarkable musings on Art and Life for us to ruminate on. I think we learn so much from each other.
However...YOU would be be very welcome at my table, for a class or conversation!

fedor said...

wow, i really like what you wrote about the hanging plants.
thanks for posting them

Sophie Munns said...

Very glad you visited Fedor and found your work on string gardens on my blog! I would love to know about how this came about and will look forward to seeing more of your brilliant ideas!
best wishes,

Kim Carney said...

I can imagine having lavendar hanging at nose level all over the my yard ;)

Sophie Munns said...

Sounds wonderful Kim...inspires thoughts for lots of possibilities.
Thanks for visiting!