This Artist Was Fed Up With Technology Waste. Here's What He Did About It.

When the Apple becomes the tree.

This artist has found a creative way to express his disdain with technology waste by using old Apple products and transforming them into plants. 

Christophe Guinet, a self-described "urban gardener," always loved nature, but also gravitated to city life since his Parisan upbringing had both. His passion for plants grew in his teen years and "especially the cultivation of orchids: attracted by their exacting needs and rewarded by the beauty and delicacy of their flowers," as described on his website. 

From those orchids grew a beautiful artistic garden that reclaimed the lead in a technologically advanced world by blooming inside of old products such as computers, as well as sneakers and hats.

"Worried by industrialization, manipulation and how human thought was changing, he became more careful when collecting raw natural materials," the website states. "Christophe's compositions show us the beauty of nature through everyday and cult objects."  

The French artist, also known as Monsieur Plant, creates pieces that show plants appearing to explode through a vintage Apple computer screen or growing from the inside of a sneaker, which then recreates the entire look of the item. 

"His care to minimize the harmful impact on the environment is in contrast to the escalation of consumerism and the race to keep producing objects which are ever newer, more technical, more 'hype,'" the website adds. "His creations represent what he loves as well as what he hates."  



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(H/T: Fubiz)

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