Fall means racing season for my husband and me, and this past weekend we headed to Atlanta for a race near there. We arrived early enough on Friday that we had some free time in the afternoon, and so we headed over to the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
In previous trips, we had never carved out enough time to visit for long enough to justify the steep admission fee. I was thrilled to go, especially when I saw what was waiting for us there: a special exhibit of larger than life plant sculptures, called mosaiculture (combining the words mosaic + horticulture).
I have never seen anything like this before, but I love the idea of playing with plants to create mosaic patterns and larger-than-life pieces of art. This living art is the work of Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal, and the Atlanta exhibit is the first major one in the US.
If you live near Atlanta, I highly recommend getting to the botanical gardens before the exhibit closes on October 31. (And if you’re with the Atlanta Botanical Garden, isn’t there a way you could keep a few of the sculptures permanently?)
This trip was all about packing light, and so I only had my new cell phone with its improved camera on it. I was pleasantly surprised with the way the photos of the mosaiculture exhibit came out. I couldn’t wait to share them with you!
Ever since being terrified by the cobras in the animated Rikki-Tikki-Tavi that played on television once a year when I was a child, I have not loved cobras. But I actually think the cobras were my favorite of the sculptures. Which sculpture is your favorite?
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I vote for the unicorn though the cobra plants are pretty amazing too. Thanks so much for sharing!
Thanks for voting! Glad you liked them.
Wow. Those are truly awesome. Thanks for sharing! I’ve never seen anything like it!
I’m glad you enjoyed them. Thanks for stopping by!
Oh my Gosh! These are amazing! Can’t wait to share these photos with everyone! I can’t even choose my favorite – there are all spectacular!
Hope the race went well!! = )
Thanks, Jackie. The race went really well, a PR for me — always an exciting accomplishment.
OK, I took a vote and my household votes like this:
1 for snake, 1 for puppy, 1 for unicorn and 1 for earth goddess ( i voted twice!)
Thanks for sharing!
Jackie — I love that your whole house voted! Thanks for letting me know your favorites.