Experience Massive Floral Works Of Art At The Desert Botanical Gardens

 January 20, 2021

The new “Wind, Water, and Earth” floral exhibit is now open to the public at the Desert Botanical Garden.

The exhibit is open from January until April on select dates and features humongous living sculptures created by Natasha Lisitsa and Daniel Schultz of the Waterlilypond Studio. The works of art use florals and plant materials as inspired by the desert elements of Arizona. “Wind, water, and Earth” are three separate installations that guests can experience within the gardens.

The first exhibit, “Wind,” will be located in the Stardust Foundation Plaza from Jan.19-Feb 19 and it is inspired by the wind and dust storms that move over the desert landscape. Visitors can go through the rings and gaze up at a “storm cloud” of plant materials, including cholla skeletons, yucca stocks, tree branches, tumbleweeds, tropical bromeliad, and heliconia.

The “Water” exhibit will be ready to see on Feb.23 in the Berlin Agave Yucca Forest. It spans 100 feet, mapping the path of seasonal flooding through the site with 8,000 colored wooden dowels and 1,500 red flowering blooms, from petunias and geraniums to tropical flowers.

The last exhibit, “Earth,” will be on display from April 3-25, this one is inspired by the sandstone strata of the Arizona canyons. Ten thousand fresh flowers including roses, orchids, and succulents will line the layers of the desert colors.

Wife-and-husband duo Natasha Lisitsa and Daniel Schultz work created the installations that combine the emotion of flowers with fascinating structures of industrial materials. Their work has been commissioned by modern art museums, cathedrals, public spaces and cultural organizations globally.

Access to viewing Wind, Water, and Earth is included with general Garden admission, but reservations are required in advance of visits.

For more information visit https://dbg.org/exhibits/waterlily-pond-exhibit/2021-04-25/

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