Friday, 10 January 2020
Cornwall's Eden Project and its Varying Art Work
Today a different look at Cornwall's Eden Project. Instead of the usual plants and flowers we look a few of Eden's art work.
Above is a marble statue, which is also a water fountain. The work was created by Ryan Gander and is fabricated in the likeness of his wife, Rebecca, who playfully spits water!
In the outer regions of Eden is the gentleman below - not exactly sure what he signifies.
Moving on to the Mediterranean Biome we find Gaia, an illuminated globe by Luke Jerram.
The globe is seven metres in diameter and has NASA detailed imagery of the Earth's surface - as it would be viewed from space.
The bird below was happily amusing himself on cacti plants.
Oh, and this wicker animal was also frolicking happily in the Mediterranean Biome - well he would be if he could.
Moving on to Eden's Core building we find Infinity Blue.
It is believed that Infinity Blue is the world's biggest ceramic sculpture. It weighs in at 20 tonne and is said to pay homage to cyanobacteria, one of the world's smallest living beings.
The structure is around nine metres tall and fires out vapour rings spasmodically from it's 32 'cannons'.
This is popular with children as they enjoy trying to catch the vapour rings before they disappear. Okay, I do too!
Moving on, there is art work around the gardens in varying forms.
Finally for this post we come across artwork called Crowd 4 designed by Julian Opie. I don't really get this, but it is described as a monolith sculpture with animation played on a double sided LED screen.
The film features a number of people crossing the screen, thus creating a monument to crowd or flock.
So there you are - various art at Cornwall's Eden Project.
All this art work, so I thought I'd give Rebecca a bit of colour instead of her marble whiteness.
More Posts on the Eden Project:
Cornwall's Eden Project With The world's Largest Indoor Rainforest - Plus Much More
A Flavour Of Cornwall's Eden Project: 15 Photos
More Flavour of Cornwall's Eden Project - 14 Photos
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