Friday, February 26, 2010

The Vertical Lawn



An "installation" at the front of the Canterbury Museum as part of the Christchurch Floral Festival. It's made of real grass growing in a felt backing, with water trickling down to keep it fresh and green (though it seems to be withering a little at the top).

A detail:



Posted for this week's Thematic Photographic: The Grass is Always Greener

(Something seems to have gone wrong with my Photoshop settings. These pics are way smaller than I intended, but it's late at night so I'm not going to try and fix it right now).

Update: fixed it!

3 comments:

Peg Cherre said...

I LOVE this - both the concept and the photos. A great idea of creativity at work. (Although too bad that it's probably pretty water-intensive.)

How DOES that mower do completely vertical mowing?

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g said...

Oh my goodness! This is very funny!!!

I had to laugh. What a great shot!

Go google Patrick Blanc for more takes on things growing on buildings!