Surreal willow weavings of giant seed pods by Tom Hare in Kew Gardens this Spring evoke the idea of being small like Alice. Kew is the ideal setting for entering this other strange world. The trees are already larger than most. Perhaps there are even large rabbit holes as well. To add to the surreal experience of being small in a very large world there are now these giant seed pods of intricately woven willow. Poppy seed pods pods tower high  casting shadows and sending flying saucer shapes into the sky. Woven aniseed stars lie scattered on the grass, a cocoa de mer seed as large as a small car lies abandoned and a lotus seed pod rises up from what one has to imagine as the biggest water-lily pond ever. 



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