Mosaicultures 2013: Horticultural Art in Montreal

August 2nd, 2013 by Vicki Leave a reply »

It’s been many years since Montreal played host to the horticultural art show known as Mosaicultures Internationales. After a 10-year absence, this eye-catching and inventive event has returned this year, to much acclaim.

Under the theme Land of Hope, nearly 50 international sculptures are calling the Montreal Botanical Garden home until September 29. These masterpieces–by artists from Canada, England, the United States, France, Japan and other parts of the globe–showcase immense talent that truly need to be seen up-close to be believed.

The standout pieces, to be sure, are the larger-than-life ones, such as the stunning The Man Who Planted Trees and the breathtaking Mother Earth, but smaller installations certainly make an impression. Hope and Odyssey (picture below, left) boasts a mother and baby horse, made out of salvaged wood; as well as the quiet and unassuming The Bridge Between Generations (not pictured), of a father and son enjoying time together on a bridge, feet dangling above the water.

Both locals and tourists are flocking to this special exhibition, which makes for a lovely afternoon activity for families, couples, or even solo. What’s more, while there, you can enter for a chance to win a trip for two to Doha, Qatar, courtesy of sponsor Qatar Airways. Simply vote for your favourite 2013 horticultural work at one of the four digital stations at the Qatar Airways International Hub!

Have you visited Mosaicultures Internationales this year? Which work, in your opinion, was the standout piece? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below!

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