It is so wonderful to see tillandsia growing in their native habitats! They appear everywhere from bare rocks, to tree tops, and even power lines. Their natural range extends from the florida and texas down through mexico and south america. Below are some of my favorite images from around the web highlighting the beauty and drawing inspiration from airplants found growing in nature.
Its that simple to 'plant a painting' in the AirplantFrame by Airplantman
I could watch these all day.......
I remember all my set up hanging so many AirplantFrames in the same location on the wall and removing or adding a few plants at a time between shots. A little photoshop helped and now each piece is a flipbook creativity revealing the process when 'planting a picture' with the AirplantFrame by Airplantman.
Photography by Art Gray
Creating progression sequences is so much fun using Art Grey's beautiful photos! These shots were taken during our epic 3 day photoshoot and features series of AirplantVessels slowly growing into the fun loving alien families I love so much.
What's your favorite? Vote below in the comments section and one lucky winner will get a free AirplantVessel in the color of their choice on November 1.
Airplantman Designs is lucky enough to have its own mini airplant nursery, and its on the roof of Airplantman Studios! One of the great things about airplants is they are so light, hundreds of these little guys get to hang out on the roof getting all the filtered light they can handle. Since I'm a bit lazy about the watering its a good thing the ocean is nearby and fog rolls in to help out. Doesn't matter how many trays or racks I build, there are always too many airplants!
Did you know some species of airplant have fragrant blooms? Below are two of my favorite, the yellow flowers are tillandsia crocata and the white/purple ones are tillandsia straminaea. The scents are intoxicating, both familiar yet like nothing you have smelled before. Using the AirplantFrame or AirplantVessel one can place blooming specimens in spots where its easy enjoy their magical scents.
For some reason it always comes down to a late night just before a project is due.
This is true in many things, including 'airplant painting'. Fortunately I have Airplantman Studios to work in, and its easy to spread out, get messy, and let the creativity flow. This project involved planting 16 AirplantFrames in a span of about 12 hours. Can you spot the sour patch kids and ipad?
There is definitely a feeling late at night after many hours of doing nothing but trimming and arranging airplants that a zen-like focus takes over. My mind becomes completely blank except for images of airplants. I get so energized its hard to go to sleep, even as the sun begins to rise.
I've always taken way too many pictures, just can't help it. Its both a blessing and a curse, with airplants providing a perfect subject. Generally cooperative, always fascinating, and constantly changing I can't stop clicking away. Since starting to work with professional photographer Art Gray things have gotten better, but plenty of the around the garden shots still come from my camera. As you can see from the photo below, it can turn into quite the airplant party.
The first time I saw airplants was in hawaii. While visiting a nursery I was immediately drawn to the incredible colors, textures, and alien like forms of this unique genus of plants. When I learned they thrived without soil, were among the most diverse and newest genus of plants to evolve, and could grow in a variety of climates, I was hooked. As a natural plant collector who moved frequently and was tired of trying to pack boxes of cactus to take on airplanes, the attraction was instant. Here was the ultimate object of botanical collection, infinitely varied, lightweight, and completely out of this world looking! Airplantman was born.