A cross-section of available, previously purchased, and commissioned carnivorous plant enclosures. Please feel free to contact us for more details.
The commission had three parameters: firstly, the enclosure had to incorporate a hexagon aquarium, generally unavailable since the early 1990s. Secondly, the enclosure centerpiece was to be a Nepenthes “Bloody Mary” hybrid. Thirdly, the original request was to make “something Lovecraftian.” After a quick discussion, the focus switched from H.P. Lovecraft to the works of Karl Edward Wagner, particularly his novel Bloodstone (1975).
Plant: Nepenthes “Bloody Mary”
Construction: Polystyrene foam, found items, snowflake obsidian, opalite glass, food-surface polyurethane.
Price: Sold: commission
One of the largest enclosures currently in the main gallery, Hans-Reudi is a compromise situation involving a mature Nepenthes bicalcarata with new growth from its roots. In order to encourage new growth, the parent plant had to be trimmed back severely after its removal from its previous enclosure. To encourage vining and production of the plant’s upper pitchers, suitable anchoring areas had to be available for the vines to attach, and in a way that these were not immediately obvious. Taking inspiration from the “New York” series of prints by Swiss surrealist H.R. Giger (1940-2014), the backdrop is a custom creation intended to allow the Nepenthes to reach a suitable size without interfering with the view of upper and lower pitchers.
Plant: Nepenthes bicalcarata
Construction: Polystyrene foam, urethane and PVC hosing, epoxy putty, food-surface polyurethane.
Price: $300 US
Shirt Price: $250 US