Earth Sculptures at Floriade 2012 by George Row

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[Blue Sky, Dutch, EOS 5d mk ii, festival, Floriade, flowers, gardening , Limburg, Netherlands, public art, sculpture , Venlo, whimsy, World Wide Panorama, >500 views >1,000 >2,000 views, two features]

  1. 6 th May 2014 View Count reached exactly 2,000
     Camera: Canon EOS 5d Mk ii   |   Lens: 16mm Zenitar Fisheye lens. 
  1. 19 th June 2013 Achieved its second feature in the group Cow Parade and friends which is also known as Touring Art
 

This is a 360° panorama of a garden featuring earth sculptures by Sjer Jacobs in one of the exhibition gardens at Floriade-2012 – the international gardening festival, which was held near Venlo in the province of Limburg in the South East of The Netherlands. It was created from 27 original photographs they were shot in Raw mode on a Canon EOS 5D Mk ii with a 16mm Zenitar fisheye lens.

I have three prints all created from the same panoramic view of this garden.

Above this garden is the cable car that traversed the site of the Floriade-2012.

 
Puzzled by the perspective?
        –   Take a look at the Virtual reality version of this Photograph all will become clear.

The original Floriade international gardening festival was held in 1960. Floriade gardening festivals have been repeated each decade since then. The second one was in 1972 and they have been held every ten years from then. I visited Floriade 2012 in April and again in September 2012.

This garden and the earth sculptures that it features were designed by the artist Sjer Jacobs. He chose the painting “Lying around the water” as his starting point and created a garden that reflected the painting.

There are three great heads, an arm and a hand crafted out of soil. Moss and seedlings were planted in the earth sculptures to hold them together. The aim was that they would change and grow throughout the year of Floriade.

In an interview before Floriade opened Sjer Jacobs said: “It is a living piece of art created with nature. I’m fond of gardens and I often see gardens to which an art work is added in some way. Some works of art are just bought and some might be especially made for the garden. But for Floriade I didn’t want to make a garden with artworks in it, I wanted the art and nature to be as one.”

There is some explanation of his inspiration and his methods on his website. Obviously most of it is in Dutch, but, if you have the English-language option on, the captions to the images mostly include an English sentence or two.

My Method
This high dynamic range (HDR) panorama was created from 27 separate images. The source images were shot on a Canon EOS 5d Mk ii, with a 16mm Zenitar Fisheye lens. These were stitched and blended together using Hugin, which in turn invoked Nona, Enblend and Enfuse to combine the images and achieve the HDR effect. The source photographs were shot hand held without the usual tripod. A simple plumb-line was used as a guide to keeping the camera in the correct position as the sequence was shot.

History of this Photograph on RedBubble

  1. 6 th May 2014 View Count reached exactly 2,000
  2. 16 th October 2013 View Count reached 1,000
  3. 19 th June 2013 Achieved its second feature in the group Cow Parade and friends which is also known as Touring Art
  4. 11 th May 2013 View Count reached 508
  5. 8th April 2013 Achieved its first feature in the group gggg
  6. 19th February 2013 View count reached 200
  7. 29th January 2013 View count reached 114
  8. 10th January 2013 A Virtual reality version of this Photograph is now featured as part of the World Wide Panorama Project.
  9. 3rd January 2013 uploaded to RedBubble
  10. 1st January 2013 Stitched the 27 images to created the panorama
  11. 7th September 2012 Source images photographed at Floriade in the Netherlands

Tags

sculpture, statue, public art, the netherlands, nl holland netherlands, dutch photographs, venlo, limburg, floriade, 2012, earth, earthworks, gardening, horticulture, festival, flowers, comic, bizarre, whimsy whimsical, eos 5d mk ii, sun, blue sky, cable car, 360, panorama, hugin, plumbline, handheld, stereographic, sjer jacobs, living art, garden gardens, vr, wwp, zenitar, fisheye, 200 500 1000 2000 views, 2 features, virtual reality

Comments

  • evon ski
    evon skiover 1 year ago

    Such wonderful work George, you are brilliant with these creations. Thanks for the heads up about this artist and garden, very cool indeed. I love land art as well. :)) Happy New Year kind Sir. :))

  • Yvonca, Thank you. This was one of my favourite gardens at Floriade. I am only just now getting into my backlog of photographs from 2012! I have added another paragraph to the caption with links to the artist’s website. I thought you might like his other stuff! :-)

    – George Row

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...over 1 year ago

    Fabulous work, George . . .

  • Carol and Mike,
    Thank you

    – George Row

  • Richard G Witham
    Richard G Withamover 1 year ago

    Fantastic!

  • Richard,
    Thank you.
    Sorry for not responding sooner – I was busy getting the Virtual Reality version of this ready for the World Wide Panorama project.

    – George Row

  • Kasia Nowak
    Kasia Nowakover 1 year ago

    Brilliant work!

  • Kasia,
    Thank you.
    Sorry for not responding sooner – I was busy getting the Virtual Reality version of this ready for the World Wide Panorama project.

    – George Row

  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carterover 1 year ago

    Very creative

  • Robyn,
    Thank You!

    – George Row

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 1 year ago

    fantastic work!

  • Tori, Thank you.

    – George Row

  • Kanchan Mahon
    Kanchan Mahonover 1 year ago

    Awesome!

  • Kanchan,
    Thank you. Your collages – such as Golden Afternoon remind me of Gustav Klimt’s work.

    – George Row

  • Kanchan Mahon
    Kanchan Mahonover 1 year ago

    Thank you for your kind words abut my art. Klimt is a favorite of mine and I use the women in his portraits in my collages frequently! Thanks again, ~K

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 1 year ago


    April 8th, 2013
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    Mary

  • Mary, Thank you for featuring this photograph in the group and of course thanks for all the work you do running the group in general.

    – George Row

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoover 1 year ago

    19th June 2013.

    Cowgratulations for finding Touring Art and thank you for sharing it with us! This has been featured in Cow Parade and Friends and has also been displayed in a permanent non-touring forum thread here ☺☺

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