toshihiko shibuya plants sprouting mushroom garden using carpet tacks toshihiko shibuya plants sprouting mushroom garden using carpet tacks
jul 12, 2014

toshihiko shibuya plants sprouting mushroom garden using carpet tacks

toshihiko shibuya plants sprouting mushroom garden with carpet tacks
all images courtesy of toshihiko shibuya

 

 

 

using humble materials — the tacks used to pin carpets into place — japanese artist toshihiko shibuya has created a whimsical installation at the sapporo sculpture garden in japan. the work tackles themes of regeneration, symbiosis, coexistence of nature and human beings. ‘I think that this is a device for you to rediscover nature of under your feet.’ shibuya describes of the organic experience for visitors. ‘sprouting garden’ is attached to green moss growing on trees at the park, the white pins painted bright hues on their base. pink and yellow colored bottoms cast vivid hues onto the others. the ethereal installation can be seen from now until november 3rd 2014.

toshihiko shibuya plants white mushroom breeding project in sapporo
colorful hues are cast onto the nearby pins

toshihiko shibuya plants white mushroom breeding project in sapporo
white carpet tacks are pinned into the tree

toshihiko shibuya plants white mushroom breeding project in sapporo
installation at the sapporo sculpture garden

toshihiko shibuya plants white mushroom breeding project in sapporo
the white pins look like mushrooms

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    art news