Kokedama translates from Japanese as ‘moss ball’ – and it’s exactly that, a spherical moss ball, complete with resident plant, suspended from the ceiling.
A regular feature in glossy interiors magazines, Kokedama is a horticultural art with long roots – descending from the tradition of exhibiting the exposed root ball of a bonsai specimen on a plate or altar-like table. As time passed, moss would accumulate, adding to the spectacle.
Bonsai were prized for their capacity to show natural beauty moulded by human ideals. A miniature trees haped by human hand was thought to be more beautiful than a tree that had grown to full height.
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios approached us to collaborate on an exhibition of Kokedama for their London studio. We hope you enjoy our efforts to shape nature!
If you’re inspired by our creations, Brooklyn Botanical Garden offer a handy online tutorial here.