In the theme of Words as Art, take a look at the project Flower Markers, by Norm Magnusson. On little tin strips and plastic garden tabs you expect to see words like â€œmarjoram,â€ â€œmarigoldâ€ or â€œmint.â€ Instead, Magnusson very simply and cleverly lists the names of places which have suffered some form of ecological disaster. The juxtaposition is jarring and effective. All of a sudden the garden has ironic attitude. Boo-yeah.
The markers are currently on display at Le Petite Versailles, a sculpture garden in NYC. You can read more about what Magnusson is up to on The Art of the Prank.
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