London-based artist Zadok Ben David planted more than 12,000 painted stainless steel cut plants in sand to create this installation titled Blackfield. The steel cut plants, inspired by Victorian botanical illustrations in textbooks, were placed in a bed of sand to make them look as though they were growing from the ground.
At first glance, Blackfield looks plain, but upon further inspection what initially appears black is actually colorful on the other side. There is also a miniature boxed version of this installation where the back wall of the box is a mirror – allowing the viewer to see both the colorful side and the black side of the plant structures simultaneously.
The details of the plant structures are amazing. They literally do look like they jumped out of a textbook and plotted themselves in Ben David's bed of sand. Check out the video below to see more of the installation or visit Ben David's website for the chance to see more of the structure's details.