Dressing The Air is the brainchild of the London-based artist Paul Schütze.

In a career spanning 30 years, Schütze has exhibited his photographic and installation works in galleries and museums around the world, released over thirty albums of original recordings, scored a number of films and performed numerous concerts. He has collaborated with artists such as James Turrell, Josiah McElheny and Isaac Julien and musicians as diverse as Bill Laswell, Raoul Björkenheim, Toshinori Kondo, Lol Coxhill and Jah Wobble.

Dressing The Air is a unique open resource that aims to enrich creative thinking by encouraging a multi-sensory approach. A constantly evolving archive and creative news feed, Dressing The Air monitors and reports on a diverse range of art-forms from cinema to sculpture, painting to furniture design, land-art to perfumery.

Glass Iris

Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka

Harvard Museum of Natural History

1886-1930s

A minutely detailed, botanicaly perfect replica of a flowering iris plant made entirely from glass. Just one of a large series of plant replicas crafted by the Blaschkas.

Structure

The astonishing craftsmanship applied to building the models commissioned for Harvard University's botanical collection started as a hobby Leopold Blaschka pursued for his own amusement. When convinced to apply his considerable skills solely to creating replicas of objects from the natural world he and his son produced a collection unequalled to this day.

Hillel Burger