Where can you find a flock of sheep, two canoes, Easter Island heads and a barn owl all in one place? The answer is, or was, at the International Mosaiculture Exhibition held in Montreal back in 2013. I stumbled upon this by accident at the My Virtual Garden blog where you are given a brief introduction and explanation of the idea behind the exhibition.
Even if you?re not into gardening yourself, the plant sculptures in the international Montreal Mosaiculture Exhibition will blow your mind. As defined in the official website of the event, mosaiculture ?is a refined horticultural art that involves creating and mounting living artworks made primarily from plants with colourful foliage (generally annuals, and occasionally perennials).? It is also a highly complex form of art, requiring different sets of skills from all the participating artists: not only do they have to plan and build the framework of the sculpture and match the colors, it is also important to understand the maintenance of each plant they use.The Mosa?cultures Internationale competition was founded back in 2000 by Lise Cormier after her visit to China: this is where Lisa saw an enchanting 40-feet-high sculpture of 3 doves and was instantly inspired to bring the idea back home.
Check out the other twelve creations at My Virtual Garden