first international mosaiculture exhibition and competition was held in
Montréal in 2000. At the time, an international committee composed of
municipal parks and gardens directors from great cities around the world
was formed. The second major international mosaiculture competition is
being held in Montréal in 2003, under the aegis of this committee.
the theme of “Myths and Legends of the World”,
different participants from the four corners of the globe will come to
share their cultural treasures.
mosaicultures Is the fruit of a symbiosis of several artforms.
- Is the fruit of
a symbiosis of several artforms that have borrowed their main
elements from three dimensional structures.
- From paintings
we get the multitude of colours and from horticulture, the passion
of flowers and plants that blossom in the right environment,
creating constantly transforming and living pieces of artwork.
illustrates the most spectacular and difficult horticultural
mosaiculture has its roots in the embroidered flower beds of the 16th
and 17th Centuries. Carefully chosen plant species allow to create
different motifs, shapes and images. Very neatly trimmed plants are also
grown into sculptures. The stringent rules of this art correspond to
very precise dimensions, density of the flowers and colour selection.
becoming a solid metallic structure filled with sphagnum moss and
covered with plants, a three-dimensional work first begins with a
drawing and a technical design. The metal structure must be constructed
in accordance with very strict building standards and requirements, and
such a structure, containing thousands of pounds of wet soil and plants
must be stable enough to support its own weight, not to mention
withstanding inclimental weather. By virtue of different principles, the
structure must contain the sphagnum moss that becomes its fertile soil,
thanks to constant and careful irrigation. Some of the more complex
structures even have their own built-in irrigation systems.