March 27, 2013

Wednesday Whim - 1,000 Roses

J.Crew images via their Tumblr;  Ottmar Hörl images via Art Ruby via Ottmar Hörl's website

Remember the coveted J.Crew Beaded Rose necklace? I couldn't help but think of the necklace when I came across photos of this installation called 1,000 Roses for Zweibrücken. Located in Germany, Zweibrücken has a rose garden that grows over 60,000 roses with 2,000 varieties  The town is appropriately known as the "City of Roses." 

In honor of the romantic rose, German artist, Ottmar 
Hörl, created a public art installation and for one month 1,000 plastic roses were laid across the town. The flowers were about 12 inches wide and were sold after the installation was taken down. According to the artist,
Centuries of breeding have made the rose ever more beautiful. Yet the aesthetic of the rose is one attained by effort. You don't get beauty for nothing!...(But) the rose can also cause pain. Wild roses were once used for fortification purposes. Beauty can be deceptive...









20 comments:

  1. Wow! That is such a beautiful sight!

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  2. Oh WOW Nancy! So gorgeous!

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  3. ooo so interesting
    great post
    kiss

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  4. That necklace is seriously amazing! Great pictures, too :) Thanks for sharing!

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  5. So beautiful!!!!

    xo Dinah @ sunshine super glam

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  6. wow thats really pretty! what a cool photo! love the red. xO!
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  7. Wow, what an amazing art installation.

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  8. Oh, wow! That must have taken so long...but all the plastic roses look so pretty!

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  9. The art installation is absolutely breathtaking! It definitely reminds me of the necklace. Jewelry can be art, right!? :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  10. muy bello, que buena idea para levantar la ciudad!
    Besos y buena semana
    Germán

    http://urbanmanbas.blogspot.com.ar

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  11. This is so beautiful! I would love to go visit this installation.

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  12. Wow, beautiful pictures! Love the necklace :-)

    xo THe Daily Fashion Drug

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  13. Wow - thsnks for sharing! This is such an amazing undertaking! Roses are very beautiful - but ouchy thorns!!

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.
    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Thank you for the kind comment on my blog
    Wow I thought the necklace was beautiful but the installation is beyond amaxing!!

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  15. That necklace is so gorgoeus! I love roses too. Great post, lady!

    Xo
    www.akeenesenseofstyle.blogspot.com

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  17. I'm absolutely obsessed,babe!;-)
    xx
    B.
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  18. Wow that installation is amazing.. I wonder if the necklace was inspired by it?

    -Zoe

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