The Ups and Downs of the Cactus Mania #1954/1960, 2014–2017
Second hand plant stand, old cactus gardening books, fluorescent plexiglass sheets
103 x 50 x 50 cm
Those retro plant stands without it’s original shelves, shows fluorescent plexiglass sheets sculpted into the form of books which they support, a collection of books on cactus gardening from the end of the 19th century to the 1940s, a time when the trend widely spread across Europe and the United States. The horizontal and layered placing of the books creates a layout where the cover illustrations and titles in different languages interact according to their positions.