At first glance I was not taken with this particular instillation.
But look closer. This is 12,000 tiny steel plants “growing” from a bed of white sand. The sheer scale is enough to make my eyes cross. At the least detail oriented person I know, this kind of accomplishment fills me with awe.
The work is inspired by botanical illustrations in textbooks. I remember looking through though this Dover book a few years ago and thinking about the kind of patience that detailed drawing requires. This is a step beyond.
Via My Modern Met where there are more photos and a video of the instillation.
Zadok Ben David’s website