A vision of flower gardens after the eco-apocalypse

How will we remember flowers in a world where they've gone extinct? Perhaps we'll recreate them from textbooks, carefully cutting them out of a thin layer of steel. Here is one artist's look at a flower bed of the future.

Over at Colossal, Christopher Jobson explains what we're seeing:

London-based artist Zadok Ben David created this incredible installation using 12,000 cut steel botanical specimens modeled from old textbook illustrations, each embedded in a thin layer of sand. On first encountering the sprawling array of plants they appear completely black, thus the installation's title: Blackfield. However when viewed from the opposite side, a field of black turns into a wall of color.

The installation is currently on display in Seoul.

A vision of flower gardens after the eco-apocalypse

A vision of flower gardens after the eco-apocalypse

A vision of flower gardens after the eco-apocalypse

A vision of flower gardens after the eco-apocalypse

A vision of flower gardens after the eco-apocalypse