The beauty of trees is that, even after death, they retain the power to impact our emotions. Skeletal, lightning-struck trees shock us. Felled trunks in the forest inspire awe. Bleached branches on a beach evoke the cycle of life. Deadwood’s power to move us explains its current popularity as an architectural/design feature. Our favourite is Ghostwood.
Ghostwood evokes happy memories, transporting people back to walks along the beach, to scrawling names in the sand or playing fetch with their dog.
Ghostwood, as its name suggests, is mysterious in appearance and comes in the form bone-white, snake-like branches. Also known as California Driftwood each piece is uniquely shaped and blanched over time by running rivers, pounding ocean and blasting sand-laden winds. Some pieces have been burrowed into by aquatic life. Others have had layers of bark stripped away to reveal fascinating inner detail. You could say Ghostwood is sculpture as crafted by Mother Nature.
Ghostwood’s artistic qualities make it ideal for office planting. It is modern and minimalist, suggesting resilience and adaptability. It is the opposite of mass-produced, meaning each owner gets to make a unique statement. Its obvious recycling connotations encourage positive perceptions. And it is completely self-sufficient, it needs no-one to look after it.
Ghostwood is clearly in-demand in the Irish market right now. Artists have embraced it as a material for creating furniture, picture frames and contemporary art. At Mummie Plants we are not artists – but we don’t need to be. We simply combine interesting Ghostwood pieces into one-off arrangements and let the natural art of the branches speak for itself.
Every sculpture needs a pedestal – and we have the planters to give your Ghostwood centrepiece the showcase it deserves. We carefully choose our planters to co-ordinate with plant forms and business interiors. You can view our selection here. Whatever shapes, sizes or materials you are looking for Mummie Plants will provide the planter to match – even if it means getting our carpenter to make it!
So, next time you are thinking about plants for your office think of how easy some Ghostwood sculptures would make your life – and how sophisticated and interesting they will make you look.