A Fine Balance
A form of bonsai cultivation, the art of kokedama (literally translated as moss balls) has its origins in Japan.
Encased within a blanket of living moss, a ball of soil supports a chosen plant. Suspended by a length of string these miniature eco systems appear to float before the viewers eye. A careful supply of water, air and light ensures the continued existence of the hanging garden. In contemplating the kokedama the observer is encouraged to consider Earth’s own equilibrium, it’s beauty and fragility.
The collection exists as unique collodion tintypes (16.5 x 11.5 cm).