Vertical Gardens

As you may or may not know…i have been researching the history of gardens and garden design while I have been developing my latest work. I have always been drawn to plants and flowers and I have made a connection to patterns occurring naturally in nature to my love of pattern design. gardens are full of patterns….even the layout of a designed landscape evokes the idea of a repeat pattern. One of my latest findings are these vertical gardens or Le Mur Vegetal in French. I think that this type of garden will become more and more popular for city dwellers who crave a sense of environment in their life. I luckily have a balcony that is smothered in plants right now…but the summer sun is unfortunetly fading away…perhaps a vertical garden is somewhere in my near future…Here are some examples…

All of these are works by Patrick Blanc , a French agronomist. check out this interview on how he makes these wonderful structures!

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About AGrayHarper

Andrea Gray Harper is an artist, designer, and maker who incorporates embroidery, screen-printing, and digital techniques into her handmade objects. A native of the Southeastern United Sates, Gray’s exposure to tropical plants and a lack of winter season garnished her love for the outdoors, plants, and bright colors. In 2007 Gray received a B.F.A degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Textiles and Fashion. Since then she has attained an M.F.A in Fibers, participated in various solo and group exhibitions and trade shows, won Second Place in the Annual Juried Artist Book Symposium at the ACA Library of SCAD, and received the Ben C. Morris travel scholarship to study abroad in Cambodia. Today Gray is working on a variety of projects, from photo styling to garden design and event planning.

2 thoughts on “Vertical Gardens

  1. WOW! Patrick Blanc’s work is really impressive. I love the top one and the third one down. I’m watching how he made them right now. You should incorporate this into your work in some way. I know you’ve talked about combining vines with fabric, I think that’s a good direction. It is interesting how Blanc talks about how nature takes over..that’s something to think about.

    Thanks for the comments on my blog 🙂

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