25 augustus 2016

Lavender carpet

I'm sitting on a bench inside De Buitenplaats Museum in Eelde here, while my nose is "experiencing" the carpet of lavender leaves in front of me. Dutch artist Herman de Vries (1931) created this piece by using 54 kg of lavender. Imagine that! The intention is that visitors will have a 'sensory perception'. Well to be honest I could have sat here for hours, it was really really good.

The lavender carpet is part of the exhibition "Into Nature", which can be viewed throughout the province of Drenthe during the Summer: 40 works by national and international known artists are shown on 17 different places.

11 opmerkingen:

  1. That's a very interesting concept, I can just imagine the feeling. Warm greetings!

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  2. Het lijkt net een echt tapijt, had niet gezien dat het bloemetjes zijn. Verbazingwekkend, het rook zeker ook lekker.

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  3. That sounds unusual as art installations go!

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  4. Reminds me of the lavender fields I saw growing on the Olympic peninsula in Washington State.

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  5. Reminds me of the lavender fields I saw growing on the Olympic peninsula in Washington State.

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  6. A very special art. To get a sense through the nose, lovely.

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  7. Moet een geweldige ervaring zijn. Erg mooi.

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  8. What an original piece of art! I can almost smell it from here!

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  9. Nice shoe, Marleen, but do not step on the lavender... :)

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