Wednesday, 24 May 2006

Chelsea Flower Show Statue

Sleeping Woman Statue, artist unknown
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is even more artistic than usual this year. It boasts a statue of a sleeping woman, presumably sculpted in soil and fleshed with living grass. The white marks on her face are actully pieces of mirror, which reflect visitors' movements and animate that part of the face. Nice one, Cyril. Better than Damien Hirst.

7 Comments:

At 24/5/06, Blogger Jacoblog said...

What's the hair made out of? Is it on a large scale?

 
At 24/5/06, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

The hair is grass too. I saw this statue on TV, but didn't get much grasp of its scale. My impression was it was only a little larger than life, but without Alan Titmarsh standing beside it, it's impossible to be sure.

 
At 24/5/06, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

P.S. I found a photo in a newspaper that shows somebody hosing the grass woman. The statue is at least twice normal size.

 
At 24/5/06, Blogger weggis said...

This reminds me of a series of TV adverts some time back where camoflaged naked women emerged out of a forest scene. Don't ask me what they were advertising. i wonder if Guido Daniele had anything to do with that?

 
At 25/5/06, Blogger weggis said...

Mother Nature?

 
At 25/5/06, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

I must have missed that one. I'd abandoned commercial TV for years until I discovered all the CSI and Law & Order series Channel 5 is putting on.
The last time I saw naked girls coming out of the trees was in John Borman's The Emerald Forest. Wow!

 
At 25/5/06, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Mother Nature? Dubious. By today's standards she'd be preggers or giving birth. Let's not be sexist about this. I reckon she's Father Nature's consort.

 

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