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Van Gogh's Living Wall - The Movie!

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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Van Gogh's Living Wall - The Movie!

In May I posted a short piece on the Van Gogh Living Wall outside the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. Digging around the net I have found this short film about the creation of the wall.


It was produced by the sponsor of the wall GE. Apparently it took 500 hours of work to precisely position each of the 8,000 plants. The computer generated template that was used being based on Van Gogh's Wheatfield, with Cypresses. This 2 minute corporate film does however have some interesting behind the scenes shots of the wall being assembled and then erected on site.


If you have taken your own photos of the wall you can tag them #GElivingwall and add them to an online mosaic of images being created on GE's Facebook page www.facebook.com/ecomagination .

I must say the wall looks better each time I pass it, as the plants mature and their colours become ever more distinctive.  I hope it sets a trend.

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