Monsieur Plant is the mastermind behind some of the most stunning nature-inspired sculptures that you’ll ever come across. Some of his most famous works of art show him transforming his old sneakers into something truly extraordinary, letting them become one with nature.
Monsieur Plant is the alter ego of the French artist Christophe Guinet. He was passionate about nature from a young age and returned to it through his art even after his interests developed towards urban cultures, from skateboarding to street culture.
Guinet found a great way to combine his two passions into one by taking his old Nike shoes and recycling them by “dressing them up” with natural elements, from leaves and flowers to moss and mushrooms.
This way, he managed to find a balance between the fast-paced world that we live in and values that are important to him, starting with the pollution that constant overconsumption can lead to on a global scale.
“The natural state has finally reclaimed its rights on industrialization by this metamorphosis of sneakers in vegetable compositions. It is an invitation for each of us to contemplate, to rediscover the beauty of a simple seed, a wild grass, the delicacy of a flower, or still, the smell of the foam,” the artist told Bored Panda.