Joaquin Baldwin 3D Design & Photography Joaquin Baldwin 3D Design & Photography


These unique and elegant series of planters are available for purchase directly in my online shop. For bulk discounts, signed planters, or customized designs, please feel free to contact me directly. If you are a local shop owner in the Los Angeles area, I would love to collaborate and make these designs available in your shop.

Samsara Series Samsara Series

The Samsara Series of glazed porcelain planters is composed of sculptures of organic shapes that act as fossilized vessels for new life. The various forms echo ideas of life, death, and the cycles of nature. Husks, bones, shells, pods, carcasses, they all carry the power of something no longer living but able to sustain new life in a cradle of fertile soil.

Samsara (Sanskrit), is the repeating cycle of birth, life and death (reincarnation) as well as one's actions and consequences in the past, present, and future in Hinduism, Buddhism, Bon, Jainism, Taoism and Sikhism.

Geometric Series Geometric Series

The Geometric Series of porcelain planters is a stylistic synthesis of polygonal shapes that naturally occur in minerals as well as in plants, such as succulents and cacti. The porcelain structures offer a very solid yet subtly heterogeneous surface that contrasts with the pure geometry of the polygons, and the organic nature of the plants that inhabit them.

Bulbophyllum Series Bulbophyllum Series

The Bulbophyllum Series draws inspiration from the exuberant shapes of orchids, while embracing clean lines of mathematical precision. Bulbophyllum (meaning "bulbous leaves") is one of the largest genera in the orchid family, and I've appropriated the genus' name for this art series by creating new computer-generated species, each with an individual scientific name and style. These planters were designed with a custom-made tool that traces a moving path through space using mathematical curves, forming the shapes out of a single, long, interweaving thread.

Radiolaria Series Radiolaria Series

The Radiolaria Series is a radially symmetrical set inspired by microscopic, fossilized protozoans and complex cell organelles. The designs mix mathematical shapes with organic appendages, ready to be suspended by a string as they turn around in the breeze.

Radiolaria (Latin radiolus: "little sun-beam") is a taxonomic subclass within the class Actinopodea that carries distinctive mineral skeletons useful for dating stratigraphic layers, and I've appropriated the name for this art series by creating new computer-generated species, each with an individual scientific name and style.

Material Options

Gloss Black

Matte Black

Gl. Celadon Green

Gloss Oribe Green

Gloss White

Gloss Red

Gloss Light Blue

Gloss Cobalt Blue

Black Nylon

White Nylon

Samsara Series and Geometric Series are available in any of the glazed porcelain options above, while Bulbophyllum Series and Radiolaria Series are available in either black or white nylon, which is a pretty resilient and durable material.

If you are interested in selling these planters in your shop, please feel free to reach out to me using any of the contact options below.

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