Friday, July 18, 2008





Mosaic Sculpture
Just for something completely different and something that you will not see anywhere else. My partner has spent the past month planting this giant mosaic sculpture ( 3D plant sculpture) You start off with a metal frame, cover it in landscape fabric, stuff with soil, poke holes in it and plant thousands and thousands of plants. This turtle measures 27 feet from the head to the tip of the tail and is 13 feet wide across the middle of the shell. To maintain this sculpture it needs to be trimmed by hand once a week till the winter at which time it is taken all apart till next year.

14 comments:

***Jon**** said...

This is a lot of hard work but well worth the effort. It is lovely. Pity that it will only be there until winter. I suppose the excitement of starting over (with a new design, maybe?) keeps the spirit alive.

Pamela said...

Fabulous, what an achievement, he must have been pleased with the result. We need more things like this.

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Wow! This is amazing! Kudos to your partner for such a wonderful work of art!

Tattycat said...

This is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. What a great job he did. Thank you for sharing with us.

Valerie said...

a very interesting concept and nice piece of work. clyde, pls congratulate your partner on my behalf -- he's done a good job adding beauty to the environment.

Clyde said...

Hi Jon, for Gregg the excitement each year is coming up with new designs. Yes Pamela, Gregg is very proud of this turtle. Thank you Grizzly Mountain Arts, I will pass your message on to Gregg. Glad to share it with you Laura it is a project that I want as many people to see as possible. Valerie I will pass the word on to Gregg. I know he will appreciate it.

Bonnie said...

Alot of work I'm sure, but it is super cool. Thank you for sharing it with me.

TattingChic said...

That is so totally cool! I love turtles and that is such a neat living sculpture.

Clyde said...

Bonnie it is a lot of work but Gregg gets a lot of satisfaction seeing what he can create. Tattingchic I think this is the ultimate turtle for turtle lovers and it is extra special being made from live plants.

yarnplayer said...

Wow, that is a lot of work, and very impressive design! Must be really something to see. I hope the passers-by appreciate it.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

I love turtles and this is a terrific display. Gregg is very talented! I wish I could see it in person!

Clyde said...

Most people do appreciate the turtle the only problem is vandalism by teenagers but so far this year it has not been to bad. Yes Sherry I wish everyone could see it and our gardens around our house they are magic and wonderful to relax in.

BJ said...

Ahhh Green. And to imagine living with art like that around ones yard also ~ way cool! My SIl, whose been ill for a long time likes turtles, so I shard your blog url so she could see! Also, encouraged my friend Bob and his partner to take a look ~ Bobby is very creative and artistic and just plain FUN. My "adopted" brother. LOL
Thank you for sharing.
Big Hugs, BJ

Clyde said...

BJ sorry to hear about the health of your SIL hope the turtle cheers her up a bit. Glad you shared my address, Hope Bob and his partner like the blog.