Mosaiculture Plant Sculpture Area
 
The Mosaiculture Plant Sculpture Area explores the link between humans, animals, insects, plants and human use of these three life forms by visualising mankind’s journey for survival which has begun thousands of years ago.
 
Along the collaboration with Canada based Mosaicultures Internationales De Montreal, 108 plant sculptures have been implemented at EXPO 2016 Antalya.
This area is the largest plant sculpture site worldwide, that has been created by Mosaiculture.
 
Scenes & Themes
From the first wheat grown in Mezopotamia to the spread of civilization, themes such as the story of the Silkworm and silk road, agriculture and domestication in Asia, Rice and Bamboo cultivation in Asia, The “Massai”, Guardians of animals in Africa and The Man Who Planted Trees, symbol of patience and consistency have been represented in the Plant Sculpture area.

Concept

The Plant Sculpture area at EXPO 2016 Antalya’is based on “History and Biodiversity”. Focusing on the first domesticated animal species in Farming Origin Centres, it aims to recreate the plant and animal biodiversity in the domestication centres.

A Historical Journey


The Mosaiculture Plant Sculpture area represents the human journey from hunter/gatherer (prehistory) to farmer/breeder (birth of agriculture and domestication ofanimals in the Fertile Crescent. Additionally,it tells the story of domestication and how humans have “tamed” plants and animals to meet their needs is well.

Environmental Awareness

Human survival has an indivisible dependence on the flora and fauna of our planet.
Reminding us of our history, the site invites us to reconsider our environmental awareness and  the importance of preserving life in all its forms (flora and fauna).

The mosaiculture sites will represent both the history of domestication and the various uses of plants and animals on the continents they are associated with. Thus:

Scene 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be associated with Asia (in its broadest definition, i.e. including the Middle East/Fertile Crescent)

Scene 5 with Africa

Scene 6 with South America

Scene 7, 8, 9 and 10 with Europe

 

Scene 2 and 3 focus on the history of domestication from prehistory to the current day.

All the other Scenes focus on mankind’s use of plants and animals.

In addition, scenes 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10 emphasize the importance of preserving nature to save and, where needed, revitalize the fauna and flora of areas devastated by mankind, since our very existence depends on them.

 

The Mosaiculture Plant Sculpture Area includes the following scenes:

 

Scene 1: Asia: The Silkworm & Silk Road

Scene 2: Agriculture and Domestication in Asia:
From Pre-History to the Fertile Crescent

Scene 3: Agriculture and Domestication in Asia:

Rice and Bamboo Cultivation

Scene 4: Agriculture and Domestication in Asia:

Scene 5: Africa: The “Massai” Tribe, Guardians of Animals

Scene 6: South America: The Wool of Lamas & Alpacas

Scene 7: The Man Who Planted Trees: The Return of Life

Scene 8: The Man Who Planted Trees: Elzéard Bouffier

Scene 9: The Man Who Planted Trees: Farming

Scene 10: The Man Who Planted Trees: Barn Animals