Wednesday, 19 January 2011

corner view 'organic form'

I've missed the past few CVs.... so thanks all those who stopped by and left lovely comments on my other blogs instead!  Always lovely to see you.

This week's CV is Organic Form around the world.

 For last year's summer vacation, we visited our home country, the UK, and spent 2 weeks in Cornwall.  One place that had been on my 'to visit' list for many years was Eden Project.  It was worth the wait I can tell you.

In The Core (the education center) of the project, is a wonderful sculpture titled 'Seed'.  Organic in form, made from granite and weighing in at 70 tonnes, I found this so impressive.  Its pattern is based on the geometric and mathematical principles which underlie plant growth (a little over my head I have to say) .  Seed is housed in a bell-shaped chamber built specifically for it and is the only thing in the room.  Wonderful to see, to walk around and to touch.

You can read lots more about 'Seed', its architect Peter Randall-Page, and how the idea and design came about etc, at this site.

Here's a little movie clip showing the installation, which actually took just 1 hour 45 minutes.

You can also see a few more photographs from our trip to Eden Project here.


For more Organic Forms at Corner Views around the globe, please take a tour at these lovely blogs.


  1. Amazing! Didn't know about that, now I'd like to see it in real! :)

  2. it looks like an amazing piece ...

  3. So special to be able to visit someplace you've always wanted to see--thank you for sharing the inspiration!
    Great tie-in to the CV theme, and welcome back:)

  4. Wow! And this links to next week's theme - favorite artist. Mine is a sculptor, that's all I'll say for now.

  5. That's amazing! I like organic shape rather than geometric shape...!!!

  6. wow, can you imagine if it were to germinate? :)

  7. wow! i´d love to see that in person.

  8. cool. and thank goodness you were allowed to touch. that must have been such a presence in person.

  9. That does look impressive! It's on my "to see" list now.

  10. wow ... looks very interesting. would love to see it too :)


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