No-one does botanical art quite like the Atlanta Botanical Garden
Orchid Daze is a blooming gorgeous exhibit on its way to the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The Garden’s annual indoor plant exhibition explores the creative interplay between vibrant flowers and sculptures by Kristine Mays.
The San Francisco-based sculptor specializes in “life-sized, three-dimensional figures from fine metal strands intricately woven together that often evoke a spirit of flowing movement or dance.” Mays creates vignettes of multiple figures, each made from hundreds of fine-gauge strands wire looped together, creating a stunning masterpiece that’ll compliment the flowering Orchids. Mays’ pieces require 60 to 100 hours to complete.
To give a brief overview of her work. Mays described her recent exhibition, Rich Soil, as “a celebration of all of the enslaved people who once toiled on the property, and this idea of them coming back, like their spirits rising up from the soil and rejoicing now that they’re free.”
For Orchid Daze, three floral landscapes will complement the artist’s work with orchids that echo the movement and joy found in the sculptures. Some of the figures will rise from carpets of golden Dancing Lady orchids as delicate moth orchids hover in the background and long strands of exuberant Vandas encircle them. We’re so excited to see them!
Orchid Daze will be returning to the Atlanta Botanical Garden from Saturday, Feb 12 until Sunday, April 10. For more information and reservations, visit their website.