A Massive Black Field of Cut Steel Plants Hides a Colorful Secret

A Massive Black Field of Cut Steel Plants Hides a Colorful Secret plants multiples installation

A Massive Black Field of Cut Steel Plants Hides a Colorful Secret plants multiples installation

A Massive Black Field of Cut Steel Plants Hides a Colorful Secret plants multiples installation

A Massive Black Field of Cut Steel Plants Hides a Colorful Secret plants multiples installation

A Massive Black Field of Cut Steel Plants Hides a Colorful Secret plants multiples installation

A Massive Black Field of Cut Steel Plants Hides a Colorful Secret plants multiples installation

A Massive Black Field of Cut Steel Plants Hides a Colorful Secret plants multiples installation

London-based artist Zadok Ben David created this incredible installation using 12,000 cut steel botanical specimens modeled from old textbook illustrations, each embedded in a thin layer of sand. On first encountering the sprawling array of plants they appear completely black, thus the installation’s title: Blackfield. However when viewed from the opposite side, a field of black turns into a wall of color. I would love to encounter this first-hand. A circular version of Blackfield is currently on display at Artclub 1563 in Seoul through February 2012. If you liked this, you’ll love Eiji Watanabe’s paper butterflies. (via collabcubed)