|Living Wall Ferns, Longwood Gardens, 10 x 8", |
Acrylic on Canvas, by Tracy Feldman
This little painting is of ferns that are part of the living wall in Longwood Gardens' glass house. The living wall covers three walls in a specially built annex to the main glass house. I believe the gardens designed the annex to test out what would be needed to have the type of living wall that so many science fiction movies pictured as being part of long-distance space colonization ships. The reality with a twist part of me loves the fact that not only is this annex beautiful to look at, but it also has a practical purpose: as a set of bathroom "pods" for the gardens' many guests. Behind each door below hides an individual, space-age looking bathroom stalls.
I'm going to paint the hall some time because it appeals to my quirky sense of humor, and it has a historical tie to my artistic past, too. One of the first large watercolors I ever painted was of wisteria draping down over the trellised walkway of a stuccoed bathroom building at a California winery.
|Living Wall in Bathroom Complex,|
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Sq., PA