Want to turn an old chair into a piece of garden furniture? (Note emphasis on the word “garden.”)
Created by artist Alyson Shotz, this reflective picket fence is made entirely of mirrors and has been installed in several locations since 2003.
Each year, during the La Scala Flower Festival, about 2,000 potted plants and flowers of different shades and colors are arranged on the historic Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte to create one grand design.
Totem by Wolf Vostell
Located at the Vostell Museum in Malpartida de Cáceres, Spain, Wolf’s symbolic totem pole combines the holy powers of technology and transportation (and birds, apparently… definitely the triumvirate).
Sometimes you just want to be a groundhog.
Architizer’s post on this says: “Created for Zagreb’s D-Day festival this past June, the ‘Field Zagreb‘ is a grass-on-cloth carpet that transforms the interior of old unused slaughterhouse.” <—- A garden (well, lawn) in an unexpected place, for sure!
For his installation titled “Giardinetta”, artist Manuel Felisi transformed an old Bianchina automobile into a germinator of blossoming new life. The rooftop of the abandoned car functions as a hanging plant rack complete with glass test tubes, while inside the car, and underneath the flowers, rain falls within the compartment and creates a damp, moist world for bacteria and organisms to grow.
Stevie Famulari’s new Green Line series — currently on view at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota — has fashioned five “elegant” garments (an opera gown, an asymmetrical gown, a lawn coat, a wedding gown and a laced gown) that are seeded with living plants and will grow, change and reseed themselves over the course of their lifetimes.
The garments are lined with waterproof material and are completely wearable.