Here are some stunning images of a new art form (new to me, at least!): mosaiculture. The photos can inspire some good conversations with children and adults, and can serve as a jumping off point for so many things as our imaginations get sparked. For some, it isn’t the beauty of the final product that holds the most fascination, but rather understanding the multidisciplinary and team efforts necessary to realize these projects. Exhibits like this provide all sorts of opportunities for learners to forge connections with ideas, people, and the world around them, though the experience of actually being at the exhibit would be so much more powerful—some of these floral sculptures are enormous.

Here is how the author presents their photos of this remarkable exhibition of flowers and objects.

Even if you’re not into gardening yourself, the plant sculptures in the international Montreal Mosaiculture Exhibition will blow your mind. As defined in the official website of the event, mosaiculture “is a refined horticultural art that involves creating and mounting living artworks made primarily from plants with colourful foliage (generally annuals, and occasionally perennials).” It is also a highly complex form of art, requiring different sets of skills from all the participating artists: not only do they have to plan and build the framework of the sculpture and match the colors, it is also important to understand the maintenance of each plant they use.

The Mosaïcultures Internationale competition was founded back in 2000 by Lise Cormier after her visit to China: this is where Lisa saw an enchanting 40-feet-high sculpture of 3 doves and was instantly inspired to bring the idea back home.

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