Kizuna: East Meets West bamboo site installation at Denver Botanic Gardens

Working with Steven Talsnik to set up his Floating World Bamboo installation in Monet Pond. There was an art to attaching all the white cable ties to evoke the haiku wishes left in Japanese gardens.

Working with Stephen Talasnik to set up his Floating World Bamboo installation in Monet Pond. Part of my role was to attach the white cable ties, they move in the wind looking similar to haiku wishes tied to trees in Japanese gardens. The team did a fun time lapse video of the water flooding back into the pond which you can see on this link.

http://www.stephentalasnik.com/video_floating.html

this tower of black bamboo was to add da bit of the New York moment to our western plains.

This tower of black bamboo adds a bit of the New York moment to our western plains. It was really fun to help build this and to watch it grow in the gardens.

Fun to try to capture the spirits, reflections and just to contemplate the changing patterns of the ripples in the water. A bit of Wabi Sabi in the gardens.

Fun to try to capture the spirits, reflections, and just to contemplate the changing patterns of the ripples in the water. A bit of Wabi Sabi in the gardens.

I was inspired to write this haikuArtist Talasnik - Chaos meets Serenity: Float, Surrealist world

I was inspired to write this haiku
Artist Talasnik – Chaos meets Serenity: Float, Surrealist world

"I

The opening of the expanded Sho-Fu-En Japanese garden added a new area to view the floating sculptures.

Tetsunori Kawana also created green bamboo sculptures that aged to a golden aptina. The sculptures engaged all five senses: Sight, Smell, Sound, Taste, and Touch.

Tetsunori Kawana also created green bamboo sculptures that aged to a golden patina. The sculptures engaged all five senses: Sight, Smell, Sound, Taste, and Touch.

When the 5 senses are united with the 5 elements (Easrth, Wind, Fire, Water, Sky) there is harmony.

When the 5 senses are united with the 5 elements (Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, Sky) there is harmony.

These sculptures changed each time they were viewed. It was fun to experience and to photograph.

These sculptures changed each time they were viewed. It was fun to experience and to photograph.

Kizuna means bonds between People, Art and Plants. It was great to give tours and hear people's reactions. I appreciateded working with the other 80 plus volunteers which helped install, the artisits who brought their visions, the staff and other tour guides who supported the exhibit, the horticulturists for the gorgeous plantings, and the public for visiting.

Kizuna means bonds between People, Art and Plants. It was great to give tours and hear people’s reactions. I appreciated working with the other 80 plus volunteers which helped install, the artists with their visions, the staff/volunteers who supported the exhibit, the horticulturists/volunteers for the gorgeous plantings, and the public for visiting.

This entry was posted in Art, Cactus, Colorado, Gardens. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.