Photos courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago Illinois
acrylic, hardware, local soils, mosses and plants from bog, woodland and ravine ecosystems
Created in collaboration with botanist Pati Vitt from Chicago Botanic Garden, three “personal biospheres” hang in the space. Each represents a specific local ecology: a bog, a ravine, and a woodland. Plant lists and botanical interpretation provide another layer of engagement, as people place their heads inside the structures for a close-up, immersive sensory experience of plants.