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

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