Roots garden sculptures
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…a new addition to the Roots Garden Sculptures, from a dead thyme plant.
Adding to the whimsical garden sculptures of root systems, here are The Twins.
Sky Diver- Basil stem and roots (this is the last of the root-sculptures for a while I think) – this one has a thick stem, removed with PaintShop Pro.
Confidence, tomato stem and roots garden sculpture
Fear, another root-system garden sculpture from a Basil stem and roots.
Alright, three or more consitutute a new photographic series: Roots Garden Sculptures. This one I see as Song and Dance, of Basil roots and stems. It was peeking out of the lawn and garden litter bag and almost made it to the curb without notice. The first three root systems, now garden sculptures, were compelling enough alone to catch my attention, but now I’m going to consciously seek them out.
Some things are Art without any manipulation at all. Sort of the roots of creativity too really: finding something beyond that which is in front of you. Seeing. Transformation. It doesn’t matter what the medium is..
So many chores at home preparing for the holidays pull me away from typical Art work, but that doesn’t stop the old eyes from seeing things! Transplanting things from the garden, shaking soil from dead plants, the root systems are very interesting. I call this one “Pretty Lady”. This one is also from a dead Croton — one was posted earlier from a more mature plant.
While tidying up the garden and shaking out the soil from dead plants I was marvelling at the root systems and couldn’t bring myself to throw this one away, it’s so interesting. This one is from a Croton, and stuck into the ground upside down makes an interesting garden sculpture. Below: Croton, 1992 36 x 24 inches acrylics on canvas (private collection, Scotland).