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alpha space- experimental living plant sculptures by Lloyd Godman based on the principle of super sustainability

EXTREME GARDENING

The term “Extreme gardening”, was first used about my work by the AGE news paper in Melbourne in 2015 when we installed Tillandias on top of Eureka Tower at level 92. Some Tillandsia species can with-stand strong salt winds. At Easter 2018, and in another EXTREME GARDENING event- I got to put a Tillandsia to a through an acid test by taking one air-mat surfing. It had actually taken a full year to organize all the conditions, good surf on an over cast day when I was at the beach and had a GOPRO on hand.

From 1965 when I first began surfing, I had air mats, which are inflatable surfing craft. I rode air mats in Hawaii 1973-4 and on and off in New Zealand for decades. More recently I have returned to ride them exclusively. The low body position gives a heightened sense of speed. So, in another episode of EXTRENE GARDENING there was a fusion of air plant and air mat at a break called Eagles Nest near Inverloch, Victoria Austarlia. The plant was mounted on a surf helmet.

 


Air Matts

From 1965 when first began surfing I had air mats, which are inflatable surfing craft. I rode air mats in Hawaii 1973-4 and on an off in New Zealand for decades. More recently I have returned to ride them exclusively. The low body position gives a heightened sense of speed. So, in another episode of EXTRENE GARDENING there was a fusion of air plant and air mat at a break called Eagles Nest near Inverloch. The plant was mounted on a surf helmet.