Friday, June 28, 2019

White Cloud

Some of you asked what the gray things behind Cornerstone's pollinator garden in my last post are. Are they trees? Or netting to keep away birds?

Well, those were good guesses - but it actually is some artwork. The gardens feature a lot of art throughout. Some of them are there temporarily and some find a permament home here.

This particular artwork is by Andy Cao and Xavier Perrot and called "White Cloud".

It's a sculpted cumulus cloud that hovers over an undulating landscape of crushed granite, oyster shell and recycled glass. The clouds are crafted with swirls of wire mesh supported by a series of slender posts.

But that's not all! The clouds are enhanced by thousands of clear cut crystals that catch the light from morning to moonlight.

It is quite the show!

I found it pretty mesmerizing

Andy Cao and Xavier Parrot are the same artists who created the "Red Lantern" in Cornerstone - some of you still might remember this:

You can find more about it here.


Elephant's Child said...

Wow, wow and wow again.
I do love a garden which includes man-made art to complement the natural art within.
And I agree, that piece is mesmerising.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

This is really interesting art. I am always impressed by the amazing talent that people have. The creative process motivating these artists is a quantum leap from the mundanity that occupies the minds of most of us. I would have very much enjoyed seeing this interface of art and flowers presented in this way.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Such a gorgeous piece of garden art that is so perfect. The "raindrops" must be enchanting in the sunshine.

Mae Travels said...

What a beautiful combination of human imagination and natural beauty! Your photos are splendid.

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Michelle said...

Pretty and interesting...I like it!

Red Rose Alley said...

That is such a cool art piece, and Yes, it is mesmerizing. The red lantern is even more striking. There are many clever and unique art pieces out there. So glad that I saw this one. It's beautiful. I've always been fascinated with crystals and jewels. : )


Karen Lakis said...

That’s amazing! I love all those little crystals. What an interesting work of art.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Oh beautiful!

Sarah Huizenga said...

I can only imagine all the work that went into that installation, but it is so worth while. Your photos of it are gorgeous.

Jeanie said...

Well, it plays much better as a close-up! I can see why it would be quite a magnificent piece in person.

Magic Love Crow said...

Wow, that is truly amazing! Love!! Big Hugs!

Lowcarb team member said...

It's fabulous, I'd love to see it in person but I enjoyed your photographs and description, thank you.

All the best Jan