Jul 25, 2008 - quirky    No Comments

Mown a Lisa

There is obsession and there is obsession.
An art-obsessed gardener has mown the Mona Lisa into her lawn.

According to news, Tania Ledger, from Croydon, employed a 3D art expert who reconstructed the famous painting for the The Da Vinci Code film to do the same in her garden.

Chris Naylor took two days to replicate Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpiece in grass, using a small lawnmower and a handful of garden tools.

The design will grow out within a few weeks but Mrs Ledger, 48, says that is what made the project so exciting.

“It’s like a hair cut – if you don’t like it you can grow it out and you can try out as many new looks as you like,” she said.

“Having experimented with topiary already, my lawn seemed like the perfect blank canvas to host my next creation.”

Garden art, previously considered the preserve of manor houses and stately homes, is becoming increasingly popular among domestic gardeners, according to Clare Foggett of Garden News.

And a B&Q spokesman said: “We’ve certainly noticed a growing trend in decorative gardens this year.”

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