Laser cut botanical specimens burst into life in beautiful art installation

a field of steel plants hides a colourful secret

Striking even at first glance, this installation from London-based artist Zadok Ben David features 12,000 steel plants embedded in a thin layer of sand.

Titled Blackfield, the forms are modelled from vintage botanical illustrations, and at first appear as a uniform forest of black that stands out in stark contrast to the smooth white sand.

Yet there is a surprise in store… as the viewer moves to the other side, the plants are revealed in a myriad of colours.

For those fortunate enough to be in Seoul before February 2012, you can see the installation in person at Artclub 1563.

Click through for some more photos of this stunning installation.

Zadok Ben David via Colossal

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