The French noun plantoir is a pointed hand-tool for making holes in the ground for seeds or young plants. This tool often called a dibble and sometimes a trowel.


This whimsical, oversize gardener’s trowel titled “Plantoir” created by artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, was designed specifically for outdoor viewing in a garden setting. The brilliant red digging tool is an exaggeration in form and color. It is more than 23-feet tall and weighs 2,300 pounds, and is designed to withstand winds up to 120 miles per hour. It is sited at the west entrance to downtown Des Moines, on the grounds of Meredith Corporation.

這個由藝術家Claes Oldenburg和Coosje van Bruggen創作的名為“Plantoir”的異想天開的超大園丁鏝刀專為戶外觀賞花園而設計。鮮豔的紅色挖掘工具在形式和顏色上誇張。它高23英尺,重2300磅,可承受高達每小時120英里的風速。它位於德梅因市中心的西入口處,位於梅雷迪思公司的場地上。

Fabricated from aluminum, fiber-reinforced plastic and steel in 2001, Plantoir was exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden in Manhattan from May to November, 2002.

Plantoir於2001年由鋁,纖維增強塑料和鋼製成,於2002年5月至11月在曼哈頓大都會藝術博物館的Iris和B. Gerald Cantor屋頂花園展出。

It was purchased by Meredith Corporation to commemorate its 100th anniversary—as one of the nation’s leading media and marketing companies internationally acclaimed for gardening through its flagship publication, Better Homes and Gardens.

它是Meredith公司為紀念其成立100週年而購買的 – 作為全國領先的媒體和營銷公司之一,通過其旗艦出版物Better Homes and Gardens享譽國際。



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