Picture of the Day: The Earth Goddess
Currently on display from now through 31 October 2014 is the Imaginary Worlds: A New Kingdom of Plant Giants exhibit at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
The exhibit features 28 giant topiary-like sculptures ranging up to 25 ft tall (7.62 m) and 20 ft wide (6 m) and contain nearly 200,000 plants. The largest, the 25-foot-tall Earth Goddess (seen above), is stuffed with 40,000 annuals and has become a permanent living sculpture in the Garden’s collection.
The exhibition of mosaiculture – the horticultural art of creating giant topiary-like sculptures using thousands of annual bedding plants to carpet steel armature forms – is the creative genius of International Mosaiculture of Montreal. The nonprofit group has staged wildly successful exhibitions of its work around the world, and the Atlanta showing will be the first (and largest) major exhibition of its kind in the U.S.
Visit the official site for Atlanta Botanical Garden for more information.