The Seed Cathedral is a 20-metre high building, constructed from 60,000 transparent 7.5-metre long optical strands, each of which has embedded within its tip a seed. The interior is silent and illuminated only by the daylight that has filtered past each seed through each optical hair; a quiet space in which to contemplate this formidable collection of the world’s botanical resources."
I URGE and IMPLORE you to visit the website via the link above, where in addition to further details and an amazing video of the Seed Cathedral ( which I think looks like a huge dandelion seed) with the long optical strands shimmering and looking breathtakingly beautiful, there are other photos of his work including this:
The East Beach Cafe in Littlehampton (picture: Andy Stagg)
And this Bermondsey connection
Cladding around Boiler Unit at Guy's Hospital
I love it when people look at the world differently and somehow conjure up the impossible. I'm not saying that all modern design or architecture is wonderful but doesn't this make you stop and gaze and smile ? And these places are all functional.
So I have now checked Google again and you have to search quite hard to find much UK media coverage of this astonishing example of the best of British, attracting more visitors than any other at the Expo. It turns out that I didn't miss the coverage during Election '10 ...because there wasn't any worth mentioning.
My little blog is unlikely to make a difference but come on, there are so many reasons to be worried and gloomy and cynical but this is an example of something fearless and an achievement of the seemingly impossible so BE PROUD!