Anne Louise Blicher

The Upside Down Kitchengarden


The project is a commission for a children’s daycare center. It is inspired by vegetables, cover crops, and animals living in the kitchen garden. The ceiling installation consists of two compositions of 47 enamelled steel plates composed so that together they create a supposed symmetrical composition. One installation is installed in the eating area, size: 8 x 4 meter, the other is installed in the relaxing area, size: 5 x 3 meter.
The plates hang from the ceiling with different length on metal stems like plants growing upside down. The garden consists of geometric shapes with hand painted motives inspired by spring cabbage and purple tansy and silhouettes of plants and insects in large scale. Conceptually inspiration is drawn from the teaching concept ‘math in nature’ focusing on patterns and forms in nature in order to create a mathematical understanding of the world. The overall idea of the installation is to create a micro adventure in order to give new perspectives on the close surroundings.