Flora Metamorphicae is a group of 6 artists that arrange ceramic flowers in various places for temporary installations. Their 4,000 hand-made flowers have formed elaborate patterns and wound down trails, all depending on the artists’ inspiration from the new exhibition space.
I make large scale photographs that depict complex patterns derived from nature while referencing traditional wallpaper design. Densely ornamental, my artwork draws upon my textile design background and refers to the interior decoration documents of Britain’s Aesthetic Movement of the late 19th century. The designer, William Morris, is particularly relevant for the ways his design work drew upon similarly themed subject matter, showing a love for all natural things and designing with an assurance gained from observing nature first hand.
Bearing witness to haphazard wonders, the activity of taking pictures as I walk in the woods makes for a visual diary – it illuminates my position within the natural world while documenting changing evidence of the ordinary and the astonishing. The inter-relationships between all of nature’s corresponding parts creates the true “pattern” of my work. Season after season I trace nature’s comforting repetition. The resulting subject matter for my photos changes with the calendar taking notice and making patterns of icicles one week and morels just a few weeks later. All things are equal: I am as captivated by the full and magnificent bloom of autumn color as I am to the existential challenges implicit in its fade and decay. My pattern-making forms a personal, arbitrary, asymmetrical time chart that is deeply resonant for me and key to my understanding of what it means to be alive and of this world.
Carne Griffiths makes intoxicating work from actual intoxicants. Using calligraphy ink, graphite and liquids, such as tea brandy, vodka and whisky, he aims to capture “the flow of line and the ‘invisible lines’ that connect us to the natural world”.
These amazing towers, which reach up to 164 feet (50 meters) in height, bring together the best of solar technology and vertical gardening. The Bay South Garden will showcase 18 Supertrees, which will also function as air ventilation ducts for nearby conservatories and collect rain water during Singapore’s frequent storms.