Sunday, November 18, 2007

Orchids + Rocks = Art

I was interested to read about an art exhibit at the Penrith Regional Gallery in Sydney, Australia, which is displaying a show of orchids grafted onto sculpted sandstone.

The exhibit is open October 20 to December 2 and features artist Tony Lennon, who "grafts orchids onto shaped sandstone forms, paying homage to Gerald Lewers’ sculptures and the influence of the Chinese garden form Penjing on Margo Lewers’ garden."

Penjing, a precursor to bonsai, "is the Chinese art of creating a miniature landscape in a container."

The Gallery home page is currently featuring a picture of Dendrobium speciosum mounted on Sydney sandstone.


At 1:12 p.m., Blogger hirdes said...

Have a look at my YouTube Orchid Penjing and my website for more info
Tony Lennon


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