Tuesday, 26 August 2008
I am trying to package up the last few London Olympic posts into something more concrete and tie them into the research on Zion etc. carried out by Rik Clay a few months ago alongside my own thoughts on the "new" European superstate currently under construction - although it could be said we are onto the snagging list in terms of timescale.
In the interim, just a suggestion as to why the double decker bus being used in the closing ceremony shapeshifted into artificial grass and hedge shaped forms of the Tower of London and St. Pauls's cathedral etc.
This technique of artistic hedge clipping is known as topiary, from wikipedia:
Topiary is the art of creating sculptures in the medium of clipped trees, shrubs and sub-shrubs. The word derives from the Latinword for an ornamental landscape gardener, topiarius, creator of topia or "places"
Although I am not privy as to the type of shrub which was used in this instance, my hunch is that it would have been Taxus baccata, or the yew.
Rik's blog, the Cosmic Mind, recreated.