Gewächse der Seele
The fascination encountered in outsider art with plants, plant-like beings, plant personalities and plant-animal hybrids continues to occupy a broad spectrum even today. These artistic manifestations of vegetal life can be enjoyed in the form of exhibitions, installations, performance, dance and theatre.
Outsider art is a term applied to art created outside the art market and independently of art history by people with mental disorders or as a result of spiritual practice. Because of their untrained originality, these works held out a particular appeal to Symbolists and Surrealists in the early twentieth century.