'Breathing Bubble' is a Transparent Greenhouse for Medicinal Plants

 - Jun 6, 2017
References: janetlaurence & iga-berlin-2017.de
Artist Janet Laurence is combining art with medical botany to create what she calls the "breathing bubble" which displays the diversities of medicinal plant life.

The bubble-shaped structure is made from a steel frame and a transparent covering. The interior of the greenhouse is set on a wooden floor, covered in mesh, adding a more rustic feel to the environment inside. The interior houses a wide array of plant life which are found strung from the ceiling, set on platforms, and covering the floor.

According to the artist, the greenhouse sought its inspiration from Germany's long history of botany, but the space also serves as a public space where on lookers can discover the diverse world of plant healing, and explore the inner working of plant life trough its cycle of growth, and decay.