Israeli artist Zadok Ben David, who lives and works in London, created this interesting installation titled Blackfield. Made up of more than 12,000 small steel cut plant sculptures that spring out from a blanket of sand covering the gallery floor, there is a surprise element as one walks around the installation; what initially appears to be all black reveals itself as color on the other side.
Each plant sculpture takes its form from Victorian botanical illustrations which Ben David finds in old text books. The detail on these is quite amazing. The miniature boxed version of the installation, in the next to last row of photos above, shows the two-sided quality of the plants in the mirrored wall.
Here’s a video taken while circumambulating the installation. The effect is even better than I imagined.
Photos courtesy of the artist; artnet; and lemOn’s flickr.
via lemOn’s flickr