living plant sculptures at the montreal botanical gardens
all images © guy boily

 

 

 

mosaicultures internationales montréal 2013
montreal botanical gardens, quebec
now through september 29, 2013

 

 

a horticulture competition featuring over 40 living plant sculptures is exhibiting at the montreal botanical gardens in canada. ‘mosaicultures internationales montréal 2013’ displays two and three dimensional constructions, cultivated by 200 international horticultural artists originating from more than 20 countries, making it the largest eco-responsible event to come to quebec. mosaiculture is a multifaceted discipline, drawing on a range of craftsmanship and knowledge — sculpture for the framework, painting for chroma, and ecology, for the understanding of the maintenance of the floral medium. this year’s event challenged the artists around the theme ‘land of hope’ as it reflects their own culture, drawing influences from icons of peace and promise for a environmentally sound world. collectively, over three million colorful flowers and plants were used in the environmental designs, creating a colossal body of living vibrant art. 

 

 


mosaicultures internationales montréal 2013
video courtesy of mosaicultures internationales montréal 2013

 

 

living plant sculptures at the montreal botanical gardens
‘a true story’ presented by shanghai, china

 

 

living plant sculptures at the montreal botanical gardens
‘planting plane trees to attract the phoenix’ presented by beijing, china

 

 

living plant sculptures at the montreal botanical gardens
‘a dove for peace’ presented by hiroshima, japan

 

 

living plant sculptures at the montreal botanical gardens
‘the man who planted trees’ presented by mosaicultures internationales de montréal

 

 

living plant sculptures at the montreal botanical gardens
‘gypsy or gaia?’ presented by gaziantep, turkey

 

 

living plant sculptures at the montreal botanical gardens
the making of the horticulture sculptures