#installation #art - by Andy Goldsworthy "We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves.” — Andy Goldsworthy
Erupting volcano - Most of the geodes that we find today were actually created when ancient Volcanoes erupted! As the lava cooled, air bubbles became trapped inside creating empty pockets. Over millions of years these pockets filled with the minerals which hardened into the beautiful crystal treasure we find today!
Willow spiling is the most common and best known green solution for bank revetment. The technique uses woven living willow to form flexible, live, growing structures which resist and deflect water flows, enabling the bank and vegetation to naturally re-generate and stabilise to prevent further erosion.
Furniture maker Greg Klassen builds intricately designed tables and other objects embedded with glass rivers and lakes. Klassen has access to pieces of raw wood, which means that he can make use of its natural forms and beautiful imperfections for his creative furniture. These organic forms lend natural power to the “rivers” and “lakes” on his tables, which are completed with custom-cut panes of glass and look much like features on a topographical map.
Shasta daisies bloom over a long period, from early summer until fall, forming tidy clumps from 2 to 3 feet tall and up to 2 feet across. The bright flowers contrast nicely with the glossy, dark green foliage, livening up any garden bed. The flowers are also suitable for cutting.