Saturday, February 11, 2012
Earthen Head: Extreme Gardening
My friend Sandie Mintz in Mississippi shared this head on FaceBook. It is so cool I had to share it here. I'm not sure what you would call this. It isn't topiary, but it has that feel, but it is a lot easier to keep watered. It is not just a planted design because of it's three-dimensional aspect. And while it has a couple mosaic features, the ear and eyes, it is not a true mosaic.
It is almost like a green man in that it is an earth spirit, or a giant of the earth. So cool is it, I am thinking of other anima that could be featured in a rounded mound, yet give the impression of a spirit of the earth arising from it. Whatever the feature you would choose it could be a one of a kind garden feature done on the cheap as long as it is well thought out.
(Identified as a head of Hegilan in Cornwall, UK.)