Monday, October 12, 2009
Recently I've been spending a lot of time moaning and whining about how I don't have enough light in my house for more plants (that's me! plants and cats and needlepoint and banana bread. next up: dentures and control-top pantyhose.)
But no, IF I had more light, I'd slap a couple of these above my fireplace, no problem.
My grandmother had staghorn ferns, and I grew up thinking they were the coolest thing this side of Teddy Roosevelt.
I guess this is something I'm finally not alone on. Artists Sean and Stacy Kelly has used them to create the installation A Call to Arms:
"Each trophy-plant is made from spliced scrap-walnut, laser etched with the word victoire, French for victory. When hunting for sport first became a widespread past time for the aristocracy in Europe, its protocol was conceived and transcribed by the French.
These trophy-plants offer a new interpretation that celebrates the symbiotic. The victory is mutual, the trophy is living and growing, and the disconnection between humans and nature is revealed as a societal facade."
And also they're just really pretty looking.
Here are some more pictures from the cool people on Flickr.
UPDATE: Oh. Apparently this is an annual thing with me.