the locked paradise (detail)

locked paradise

catalogue number: hdv 1996.111.1
date created: 1989/1996
classification: installations
work type installation
medium: the installation 'the locked paradise' consisted of a greenhouse containing 29 living specimens [see 'extended description'], collected by herman de vries, of 'mind-moving' plants. The glass house was closed to visitors
signature and inscriptions: uninscribed
current repository: temporary installation
current repository number:
collecting history:
related works: in 1989 'the locked paradise' [das verschlossene paradies] was shown in the exhibition ''herman de vries. natural relations. eine skizze', Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum in Hagen
photo/scan: archive l-cs
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
extended description
  1. canabis indica - 'early girl'
  2. canabis indica x sativa - 'super skunk'
  3. brugmansia aurea - angels trumpet
  4. brugmansia + candida - angels trumpet
  5. datura stramonium var. stramonium - thornapple
  6. datura ferox
  7. datura inoxia var. inoxia - devils weed
  8. datura metel
  9. withania somnifera - dream root
  10. nicotiana rustica
  11. nicotiana tabacum
  12. brunfelsia grandiflora
  13. coleus amboinicus
  14. leonotis leonuris - ions tail
  15. sida rhombifolia
  1. piper betel
  2. acorus calamus - sweet flag
  3. heimia salicifolia - herb of life, sun opener
  4. tagetes lucida
  5. ipomoea violacea (i. tricolor) - 'heavenly blue', morning glory
  6. ipomoea violacea - purple morning glory
  7. ipomoea purpurea - 'alba'
  8. ephedra traudiana
  9. ephedra nevadensis
  10. erythoroxylon novogranatense - coca
  11. papaver somniferum - poppy
  12. argemone mexicana
  13. eschscholzia californica californian poppy
  14. peganum harmala
exhibition history
1996 'Trilogi/Kunst-natur-videnskab = Trilogy/Art-nature-science', Botanisk Have, Copenhagen [group]
published references
text herman de vries, 'the locked paradise', in exhibition catalogue Trilogi/Kunst-natur-videnskab. Trilogy/Art-nature-science (Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik etc. : Odense 1996) 217-219.