Sep. 17: On a rainy day next to Trafalgar Square we discovered a somewhat odd installation of a living wall adjacent to the National Gallery which I of course had to sprint over to check out.
Closer inspection shows it to be a living representation of Van Gogh’s ‘A Wheatfield with Cypresses’ painted in 1889 and rendered here in a variety of plantings. As sponsor GE mentions, the idea is to bring art to life… and they also have developed a companion website that includes a montage of photos from viewers that tweet photos of the installation.
Is the translation from art to living wall a success… I guess that is in the eye of the beholder. Decide for yourself.