I wish I had known about this when I visit Venice in 2005. So now it's on the to do list when I go back. This unique and breathtaking installation lives in San Staë church on the Canale Grande. It was created in 2003 and hopefully it is still there. It was created by Swiss artists Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger.
From the artists's website, you can learn about their inspiration for the installation and what its composed of: Plastic berries (India), cow pads (Jura), waste paper (Venice), baobab seeds (Australia), beech, elder and magnolia branches (Uster), thorns (Almeria), nylon blossoms (one-dollar-shop), pigs’ teeth (Indonesia), seaweed (Seoul), orange peel (Migros shop), fertilizer crystals (home grown), pigeons’ bones (San Staë), silk buds (Stockholm), cattail (Ettiswil), cats’ tails (China), celery roots (Montreal), virility rind (Caribbean), wild bore quills (zoo), banana leaves (Murten), rubber snakes (Cincinnati)... Lovely.