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Christophe Guinet “Grows” Nike Sneakers From Flowers, Seeds

“In these works, one can read a certain dichotomy between the marketing and media world in which we live and ethical values ​​that are dear to me,”

By Jasmin Malik Chua - Source: http://www.ecouterre.com
Photo © Christophe Guinet

Photo © Christophe Guinet

Christophe Guinet isn’t, in the words of Nike, just doing it; he’s growing it. Living up to his nom de guerre, the French artist known as “Monsieur Plant” has fashioned a line of hyperrealistic high-tops using little more than flowers, moss, bark, and packed dirt. Both and neither topiary and footwear, the Just Grow It collection comprises nearly all natural materials. Guinet even gives Nike’s emblematic swoosh the vegetal treatment, painstakingly carving one from an array of minuscule buds before assembling another seed by singular seed.

Photo © Christophe Guinet

Photo © Christophe Guinet

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