Gallery: Jose Agatep’s Beautiful Repurposed Bottles Terrariums are Self...

Different materials and objects combined to create micro ecosystems of wilderness

Artist Jose Agatep gathers glass containers of various shapes and transforms them into incredible terrariums filled with locally grown plants, wild mosses, small stones, soil, and wood chips collected from nearby forests and train tracks. His Philadelphia-based shop The Slug and the Squirrel is enchanted with all sorts of repurposed vases, bottles, and jars found at flea-markets. According to Agatep, the tiny self-contained ecosystems offer “a journey to ancient connections that once existed between humans and plants”.

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