Terri Meyer Boake B.E.S. B.Arch. M.Arch.
Associate Professor School of Architecture University of Waterloo

Image Gallery:

Mosaiculture Garden 2003

Montreal, Quebec


About the building:

The Mosiaculture Garden is a (recently) annual installation along the waterfront in Old Montreal, sitting in the shadow of the historic grain elevators. This year the installations represented themes from various countries around the world. The process is almost reminiscent of the "Rose Bowl Parade", whereby each flower used on a float was a live specimen, placed in a minute vase to ensure freshness, the patterns arising from variation in colour and texture. The first images show how the shapes are made. Starting with a wire frame -- to the finished product. These require intense maintenance, watering and trimming for the duration of the exhibit.


The cage, partially covered with mesh, for the Russian "doll within a doll" installation.
Here you can see that the cage is filled in with a growing substance, held between the layers of mesh. The plants are then inserted into small tears in the mesh, and secured.

Here you can see a closeup of the work in progress as the "garden sculptor" works on installing the plants.
The face. Click on image for a closer view.

Amphibian on steps.
Close up of floral patterns.
Quebec exhibit.
Immense scale.
Elanne and Sierra Boake lost in the exhibit.
Close up of planting.
Inuit images set against the grain storage towers.

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last updated March 8, 2008