Moldy fruit as art
May 23, 2020 6:40 AM   Subscribe

See also: The Fruits in Decay and Rotten Apples collections at the Harvard Museum of Natural History - two of the lesser known parts of its collection of glass plant reproductions by Rudolf Blaschka.
posted by adamg at 6:50 AM on May 23, 2020 [3 favorites]

posted by BobTheScientist at 7:26 AM on May 23, 2020

I love these so much, fantastic art that attracts and repulses at the same time.
posted by seanmpuckett at 7:55 AM on May 23, 2020

I love her work!
posted by supermedusa at 8:36 AM on May 23, 2020

These are beautiful and up close they look bejeweled, not decayed.
posted by mermayd at 9:27 AM on May 23, 2020

It looks like every single gemstone has a tiny hole drilled and a is being held by a pin. I love that she went that route instead of using glue.
posted by pleem at 10:31 AM on May 23, 2020 [1 favorite]

Head pins are pretty standard beading supplies, though that's a non - standard use if them. I feel like it would potentially be a lot more difficult to glue beads (or just glue them, because I think she is using some glue as well) in place than to pin them, especially where she is layering multiple beads on top of one another.
posted by jacquilynne at 1:54 PM on May 23, 2020

Go look at her instagram linked in the article, these pieces are big! From the article photos I thought they were 1:1 scale with the actual fruit.
posted by oddphantom at 3:08 PM on May 23, 2020 [3 favorites]

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