Gallery: Stunning Salvaged Terrariums Grow Awareness for Plant Farming

 
Another piece in the series is this music box shaped like a birdcage, which holds a twirling pedestal. In an unexpected twist there are potatoes posed on the spinning plate: “It highlights the hidden beauty of the potato, something people never consider," she says. "When it sprouts they’re thinking, ‘Oh it’s rotten, we have to throw it away.’ But I saw so many different amazing forms.

Growing up as the daughter of a frustrated flower farmer in the wake of the Dutch tulip craze, Warmenhoven became hyper-aware of the burgeoning struggle to generate fast-growing, perfectly uniform plants to keep up with the modern demand and visual expectation.

Warmenhoven’s graduation project, “Everyday Growing,” features these plants from her childhood canvassed in an array of cheeky “planters” and displays constructed from recycled synthetic objects, which otherwise would be considered plastic trash.

One of her most eye-catching pieces, called Couverse, is a self-watering terrarium inspired by an incubator. Since it only needs to be filled once per month, the system “takes care of the child” as Juliette has put it.

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