plants

A Spectacularly Colorful Shot of an Oak Leaf Tops Nikon’s 2021 Photomicrography Competition

 Photography Science #animals #contests #fungi #plants September 13, 2021 Grace Ebert By Jason Kirk, trichome (white appendages) and stomata (purple pores) on a southern live oak leaf. All images coutesy of Nikon Small World, shared with permission Unless they were under a microscope, it would be difficult to see the shimmery barbs of a …

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A Verdant Rainforest Lush with Plants and Giant Macaws Blankets Annabel’s Facade in London

 Art #birds #deforestation #installation #plants September 10, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Annabel’s, shared with permission Sprawling from sidewalk to roof and lining the entrance to Annabel’s in London is a luxuriant installation teeming with ferns, florals, and a flock of vibrant, oversized birds hovering nearby. Evocative of an abundant rainforest habitat, the …

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Coral and Plant Life Consume Discarded Objects in Post-Apocalyptic Sculptures by Stéphanie Kilgast

 Art #clay #coral #found objects #plants #sculpture September 2, 2021 Grace Ebert “Coral Royal” (2019), epoxy clay, acrylics on tin can, 14 x 15 x 11 centimeters. All images © Stéphanie Kilgast, shared with permission Artist Stéphanie Kilgast (previously) envisions a vibrant, post-apocalyptic world overgrown with coral, fungi, and lush moss. Using cheap devices …

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A Short Film Dives into the 15-Year Process Behind the Documentary ‘Fantastic Fungi’

 Documentary Photography Science #film #mushrooms #nature #plants #timelapse #video September 1, 2021 Grace Ebert [embedded content] We shared footage of the mesmerizing mycelium networks pulsing underneath our feet back in 2019 to mark the opening of Louie Schwartzberg’s Fantastic Fungi, and now the dedicated director takes viewers behind the scenes to show his painstaking …

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Vines and Flowers Intertwine with an Imposing Skeleton in an Elegant Graphite Drawing by Guno Park

 Art #drawing #graphite #momento mori #plants #skeleton August 6, 2021 Grace Ebert Detail of “Nature of Things,”  graphite/pencil on paper, 85 x 51.5 inches. All images © Guno Park, shared with permission Brooklyn-based artist Guno Park evokes the tradition of memento mori with an exquisite new drawing highlighting the precarious line between life and …

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Plants and Knotted Branches Sprout from Camille Kachani’s Impractical Household Objects

 Art #books #furniture #plants #sculpture #tools #wood August 3, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Camille Kachani, shared with permission Human progress and the insurmountable force of nature converge in Camille Kachani’s overgrown sculptures. The Lebanese-Brazilian artist (previously) is known for his furniture, tools, and other practical objects that are overrun with new plant growths …

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Tightly Woven Baskets Intertwine Invasive Plants and Weeds into Adorable Miniatures

 Craft #baskets #miniature #plants #weaving July 12, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Suzie Grieve, shared with permission From a single dandelion or bindweed, Suzie Grieve weaves minuscule baskets, pouches, and other wearables that are smaller than the tip of her finger. The braided vessels are the result of a lengthy, holistic process that …

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Macro Photos Spotlight the Colorful, Whimsical Plant Growths Caused by Cynipid Wasps

 Photography #insects #macro #nature #plants June 30, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Timothy Boomer, shared with permission When an herbivorous insect like an aphid or mite needs a place to feed and reproduce, it sometimes seizes a tiny section of a plant where it creates an abnormal growth or gall. These tissue pockets …

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Urban Centers Undergo ‘Guerilla Greening’ in GIFs that Reimagine Cities with Lush Vegetation

 Animation Design #cities #gifs #plants #urban planning April 23, 2021 Grace Ebert Fleet Street in London The team over at WATG reenvisions some of the most iconic corridors in major cities in what the global design firm aptly describes as “guerilla greening.” Through a series of GIFs, streets in London, New York City, and …

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Olafur Eliasson’s Newest Exhibition Floods Fondation Beyeler with a Bright Green Pond Filled with Plants

 Art #installation #nature #plants #water April 22, 2021 Grace Ebert “Life” (2021), installation view at Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel. Photo by Mark Niedermann, courtesy of the artist; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los Angeles, © 2021 Olafur Eliasson A flood of murky water overwhelms the stark white galleries of Fondation Beyeler in …

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