Green Air


Maybe you remember the last time I wrote from the Contemporary Art Museum (CAMSTL) ?  There was a living sculpture in their courtyard by New York designers, Nomad Studio. And now, Nomad studio is back with another living installation. This time, instead of on the ground, the plants are hanging from the museum’s trellis, mimicking the wavy shape of it’s predecessor. The installation is comprised of air plants –  real plants (that look like succulents to me) that can survive without water or soil…they live off of the oxygen in the air and receive enough water from rain and dew that is naturally occurring in nature.

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Eco Art

If you live in St. Louis (which most of you do), you have until Sunday to check out Green Varnish at the Contemporary Art Museum. It’s the installation comprised of thousands of succulents taking over the museum’s center courtyard. The work was created by New York-based Nomad Studio, a group known for combining art and design with ecological elements. For this exhibit, they collaborated with local artisans to build the wooden structure and then cover it with these tiny plants. Part of the art, I’d imagine, is seeing how the plants changed over the course of their tenure in the space (the exhibit opened May 23). Personally, I thought the plants were looking a little brown in spots but I’m not really one to talk because my yard is about as big and I can’t keep it green either.



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