Herbaceous interventions in Belgium

Hermès 10-2015 artiste non identifié-e  vue avec un tram Place de Rochefort 1190 Forest

Oxidized busts and well-worn sculptures fill the parks and public squares of cities around the world, yet these examples of public art are often overlooked. To draw attention to historical monuments all over Belgium, florist Geoffroy Mottart stages herbaceous interventions by adding botanical beards and verdant hairdos to statues of luminaries and potentates like Victor Rousseau and King Leopold II. This clash between history and brightly-colored floral facial hair lends the otherwise-somber effigies an air of tender whimsy.

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Photo by Geoffroy Mottart

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