Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Eden Project - Temperate Biome - sculptures

Eden - Pig

The highlight of the holiday last week was going to the Eden Project. I had been anticipating enjoying the plants, after all this is a modern horticultural garden. What I hadn't been expecting was all the art works around the place. Today I'll just post three from the Temperate Biome.

Eden - Stork

Edeb - Bull

This bull is from a set inspired by the Rites of Dionysus.

12 comments:

Reluctant Nomad said...

I SO want to go there!!

Janet said...

Neato! I love the top one!

tinker said...

I like the sculptures. Now I have to go read about the Eden project!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

how very unusual! thanks for sharing!

Caroline said...

Reluctant Nomad - its well worth it - best to avoid school holidays though I've heard it gets extraordinarily busy.

Janet - the pig is my favourite too - there were several different pigs all fun!

Tinker - its an amazing place but the website doesn't really tell as much as it could.

Ascenderrisesabove - glad you enjoyed them!

Guyana-Gyal said...

I feel sooo stuck here now, thank goodness for the internet...look at all the wonderful things I discover. I've bookmarked that Eden page.

andrea said...

I love the top one -- especially the fact that it is anatomically correct, which is in direct contrast with the medium. Fabulous.

Caroline said...

GG - if you do get over the UK oneday then a visit to the Eden project would be well worthwhile. It would probably speak to you in a different way from the way it did to me but it is a place rich in interest. Its clear that the guy who started it had real inspiration and despite lack of money managed to sell the idea to enough people to create it.

Andrea - anatomically correct? I'd no idea! But it is very satisfying as a piece isn't it.

ian russell said...

we were planning to go too - might have crossed paths. sadly, something else came up. boo.
did you get to heligon?

the pig is amazing. all those branches just the right size and shape!

andrea said...

Oops -- I didn't mean anatomically correct really -- I meant properly proportioned. But maybe if you look *really* carefully...

Caroline said...

Ian - We didn't get to Heligan though we'd've liked to - Jim's mother thought it wonderful.

Were you on holiday at the same time - sorry I've not really been up to reading others blogs much - I got a cold just as I started trying to catch up.

Andrea - well I was wondering... and it might have been an interesting thing to do - shaping wood to be organs and bones etc...

krista said...

Cool pictures, (and happy birthday!)