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Compostable Sculptures: Human Forms Sprout from Wheatgrass

Posted By Moe Beitiks On September 25, 2010 @ 8:36 am In Art | 1 Comment

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“We are one with the earth”  - what a tired phrase. But leave it to an enterprising artist [2] to effectively undo that cliché. Mathilde Roussel Giraudy [3] has created a series of soil sculptures, entitled “ca pousse! [4]” (it’s growing!”) – an array of human forms set in various states of peril. Each piece has been planted with wheatgrass to create a human-likeness meant to slowly sprout and decay. Read more about this sculptural (semi) circle of life after the break.

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Inspired by her rural roots in France and an upbringing that placed preservation, traditions and connection with the land paramount, originally, Giraudy set out to create a series of sculptures in wheatgrass to illustrate that “food, its origin, [and] its transport, has an impact on us beyond its taste.” But looked at more closely a different message comes across entirely- one that reminds us of our connection to the Earth’s cycles and its elements.

+ Mathilde Roussel-Giraudy [6].

via Treehugger [7]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/25/compostable-sculptures-human-forms-sprout-from-wheatgrass/mathilderousselgiraudy1/

[2] artist: http://www.inhabitat.com/art

[3] Mathilde Roussel Giraudy: http://www.mathilderousselgiraudy.com

[4] “ca pousse!: http://www.mathilderousselgiraudy.com/index.php?/work-on-paper/ca-pousse/2/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/25/compostable-sculptures-human-forms-sprout-from-wheatgrass/mathilderousselgiraudy3/

[6] + Mathilde Roussel-Giraudy: http://www.mathilderousselgiraudy.com/

[7] Treehugger: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/09/soil-seed-recycled-metal-sculptures-mathilde-roussel-giraudy.php

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