Along with the lines of cherry blossoms trees and clusters of jasmine bushes, a new art installation has bloomed in Carlton North. The work is the product of an impressive roster of collaborators – tap ware designers and crafters Wood Melbourne, Melbourne-based floral studio Georgie Boy, photographer Tess Kelly and entrepreneurial group Hip V. Hype.
Displayed in street-facing window of Hip V. Hype’s North Carlton space, 330 Park Street Collective, the installation features an organic display of suspended oak branches overlooking concrete basins stacked with rain deer moss, peat moss and foraged wild grasses from Georgie Boy. In contrast to this natural splendour are Wood Melbourne’s brass and concrete tapware elements hanging from the branches, which in a surreal way, complement their organic surroundings.
Overlooking the Capital City Bike Trail in North Carlton (opposite Green Park cafe), the installation is intended to be enjoyed by passers-by and studio goers alike.