When is a unicorn like a garden?
January 5, 2013 3:36 PM   Subscribe

Alison Ann Woodward, aka Alison Wonderland, put together a little art box she called Heirloom that contains an easily disassembled little unicorn, which can then be re-assembled as a little Lewis Carrol-style garden.
posted by filthy light thief (8 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
Wow, unicorns are much more complicated inside than I had thought!
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:06 PM on January 5, 2013 [2 favorites]

I like the lungs that become a butterfly.
posted by arcticseal at 4:09 PM on January 5, 2013 [1 favorite]

That's gorgeous!
posted by jokeefe at 4:11 PM on January 5, 2013

Reminds me of the song Homeopathic by Mariee Sioux where she talks about decay and sucession. Which also brings to mind the book Faviken, by Magnus Nilsson, about his restaurant/farm in the Northern woods of Sweden. There is an image there of a perfect little tiny fuzzy lamb lying against the moist spring grass. It is beautiful, but you can't help being sad since it looks like a stillbirth.

I also think of the mushrooms I've been growing, how you can make substrates for them from so many things. It would be nice, after I die, to have someone inoculate my grave with some interesting mushrooms. I won't be there to see it, but it makes me happy to think those mushrooms are there with some part of me.
posted by melissam at 4:44 PM on January 5, 2013 [2 favorites]

So delicate and lovely!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 8:42 PM on January 5, 2013

Wow, that is amazing! Grisly+sweet.
posted by LobsterMitten at 9:07 PM on January 5, 2013

posted by Slap*Happy at 9:52 PM on January 5, 2013

Wait - I thought ALL unicorns could be re-assembled into little Lewis Carroll-styled gardens?

posted by Lipstick Thespian at 11:04 AM on January 6, 2013

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