12 August, 2011
Eve Shows Herself At Eden
I was at the Eden Project in Cornwall again yesterday and took a few more photos, but not of the usual biomes, plants and flowers. (The links to other Eden posts are below).
Where there is an Eden there also has to be an Eve and that's her above. She's quite a size and seems to erupt from the ground amongst the small trees and bushes. Not sure if she's actually happy in paradise but she seems pretty relaxed.
There's also a full size wooden horse, though with a difference as it is made out of driftwood from the beaches. The artist is Heather Jansch. She was told that she wasn't the stuff that painters were made from so she started creating her own style of art from bits and pieces around her - and especially of horses made from driftwood.
There is usually some form of art exhibition at the Eden project, but the art work is not necessarily traditional. Not sure what to make of the two exhibits below but the framed prints in the background were excellent.
The whole Eden Project is an educational charity, so all of the money is ploughed back into getting the importance of the environment message across, but in an interesting, subtle way. Education without realising you are being educated!
It's now the peak holiday season in Cornwall so in the Eden gardens there are challenges for the children. Everything from making dens to playing about with water using pipes, pumps, buckets, funnels and so on. The kids learn while playing.
Other posts about the Eden Project include:
In Search Of The Birth Of Spirits At Eden
The Rites If Dionysus The God Of Wine
The Giant Rubbish Alien Monster