Cal Lane’s art inspires me to no end. She is certainly, at least in part, some of the inspiration behind what will be my summer 2011 barn mural project, and if I could have one of her projects installed in my garden I would be eternally happy. I am hugely envious of whoever this homeowner is. Not only did Cal put her 1000 gallon filigree cut oil tank sculpture in the garden but she continued the pattern into the grass. (with the use of a hand torch)
I have so many questions about the usefulness of this technique in making a lawn more interesting. How long does the effect last? if I torched some grass like this, what precautions would I need to take to prevent an out of control grass fire? And I wonder if it would work to do this and then plan some other sort of mowable seed, to make for a contrasty texture sort of design? How would I maintain it, or would I have to assume it to be a fleeting effect? Would this be a useful trick for a garden party message? perhaps a garden wedding decoration? This is giving me so many thoughts….just how I like my inspiration.
I think as soon as some of this snow melts I will start experimenting…..
images by Canary Promotion