i’m jealous of gerda steiner and jörg lenzlinger

Oh my word.

This breathtaking installation was created for the 50th Biennial of Venice in 2003, and found it’s home in San Staë church on the Canale Grande. It’s entitled Falling Garden, and is the work of collaborating Swiss artists, Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger. I honestly don’t know if I’m more jealous of them and their obvious artistic genius, or those very lucky people lying underneath this fantastically beautiful falling garden… I think it might be a tie.

{via yellowtrace}






comments (31)

  1. Color Collective /// 07.27.2010 /// 7:12am

    Ahhh!! How amazing would it be to see this in person! Lets go!

  2. Color Collective /// 07.27.2010 /// 7:45am

    (oh, 2003! whoops, nevermind!)

  3. The Jealous Curator /// 07.27.2010 /// 8:18am

    ha! i thought exactly the same thing!

  4. Linda O'Neill /// 07.27.2010 /// 1:02pm

    Wow…that is inspiring and magical!

  5. kelley /// 07.27.2010 /// 3:43pm

    My breath has been taken from me! I could live there.

  6. Kaitlyn /// 07.27.2010 /// 8:18pm

    oh my word. it’s like a suspended life.. frozen memories or something, suspended in time.

    such a good find!

  7. The Jealous Curator /// 07.27.2010 /// 8:29pm

    me too! i’m not quite sure why, but i think i’d want to cry a little bit lying under all of that. so amazing.

  8. susan /// 07.28.2010 /// 5:12am

    love love love! please, can I live there?!

  9. The Jealous Curator /// 07.28.2010 /// 7:01am

    well… ok, sure!

  10. Molly /// 07.28.2010 /// 7:40am

    How do they keep it from getting dusty?

  11. Kate /// 07.28.2010 /// 8:06am

    This is unf-ing believable! I hope heaven looks like this! Ha!

  12. Eva / Sycamore Street Press /// 07.28.2010 /// 10:23am

    At first I thought that the installation part of the photos must have been added in photoshop or something! It’s that incredible & unreal! I’m totally jealous, too.

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  14. Paris Hotel Boutique /// 07.29.2010 /// 5:35pm

    I LOVE this installation. So whimsical!! Lynn

  15. Jeremy /// 07.31.2010 /// 6:56am

    I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this post. Love it.

  16. Kathleen /// 07.31.2010 /// 6:56am

    Oops! That was Kathleen – not Jeremy. He’s busy making me coffee. ;)

  17. The Jealous Curator /// 07.31.2010 /// 7:48am

    that’s a good life you’ve got there ; )

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  19. deanna /// 08.05.2010 /// 2:28pm

    Thought you would like this.

  20. The Jealous Curator /// 08.06.2010 /// 7:08am

    i do!: )

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  22. Grace /// 08.22.2012 /// 8:50pm

    Absolutely a perfect organized magnificent mess that love took over!

  23. Jen stab /// 08.26.2012 /// 9:17pm

    I was there and I still think about it. It was simply heavenly.

  24. the jealous curator /// 08.27.2012 /// 6:10am

    oh, i wish i’d seen it in person… lucky you! : )

  25. sherrybl /// 09.02.2012 /// 8:43pm

    Brilliant, magical!!! Just love!!

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  27. Lora /// 03.18.2013 /// 7:59am

    Wow! Simply breathtaking! I would loooove to see it. Thank you for posting!

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