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Wind, Water, Earth
DATES: Select Dates | Jan. 19 - April 25
TIMES: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
PRICE: Included with Membership or Garden Admission | Reservations Required
Wind, Water, Earth by Natasha Lisitsa and Daniel Schultz
Desert Botanical Garden’s newest art exhibition is now open and features large-scale living sculptures created by Natasha Lisitsa and Daniel Schultz of Waterlily Pond Studio.
Wind | Extended through March 28
Wind is inspired by the tumultuous wind and dust storms that move across the desert landscape. Measuring in at 16 feet high and 8 feet wide, visitors can wander through the rings and gaze up at a “storm cloud” of plant materials, including cholla skeletons, yucca stocks, tree branches, tumbleweeds and tropical bromeliad and heliconia.
Water | Feb. 23 – March 28
Water is a landscape intervention spanning 100 feet, mapping the path of seasonal flooding through the Berlin Agave Yucca Forest. The interpretive description for the installation is included below:
Flowing through agaves and spilling over boulders, a flood of vibrant color saturates the Berlin Agave Yucca Forest in this ephemeral landscape intervention.
Meticulously constructed on-site, Water spans nearly 100 feet and is designed to embrace the contours of the landscape. Eddies of intensely colored flowers gather in pools and are nestled amid an intricate yellow wooden lattice, mapping the seasonal flow of water.
More than 2,000 plants, including petunias, anthuriums and bromeliads, are on display along with 8,000 wooden rods woven into a lattice structure.
Earth | April 3 – 25
The exhibition will culminate with Earth, an immersive, room height 3-dimensional structure will be composed of 25 wood layers of “strata” cut away to reveal an open archway that visitors can enter. Ten thousand fresh flowers including roses, orchids and succulents will line the layers in a palette of desert colors.
ABOUT NATASHA LISITSA & DANIEL SCHULTZ
Natasha Lisitsa and Daniel Schultz, a wife and husband team, are internationally renowned floral installation artists. They are widely recognized for their larger-than-life installations, and unique approach combining flowers with structurally challenging forms.
Their studio, Waterlily Pond, has been commissioned by modern art museums, cathedrals, public spaces and cultural organizations worldwide. Natasha and Daniel have participated as featured artists in exhibitions nationally and internationally, including Festival Flora Spain where they won Grand prize and Singapore Garden Festival, where they won Gold Medal and Best in Show.
For more information, visit natashaanddaniel.com
Special thanks to Tahnia & Jeff McKeever and Shelley Cohn & Mollie Trivers for their generous support of this exhibition.