Funding won for 'Tiny Taxonomy' at fringe

An internationally-renowned landscape architect has won funding to bring an installation of tiny high-altitude plants to the Chelsea Fringe.

Rosetta Sarah Elkin, principal at Dutch landscape architecture firm r.s.e. and Daniel Urban Kiley fellow at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, has secured sponsorship from the Quebec Government for "Tiny Taxonomy" in London.

The installation features mountain wild flowers and alpine perennials that Elkin selects to highlight common traits as well as beauty and variety not normally seen.

"Due to the diminutive size of their features, these plants are often overlooked and therefore tend to be under-specified," she said.

"It seems that as the world around us gains complexity and intricacy, our biological world is tending towards monotony. As our experiences become more and more uniform, our capacity to apprehend transformation and beauty diminishes."

Chelsea Fringe founder Tim Richardson said it is "great news" that Elkin could take part. A venue has yet to be confirmed.


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