Tag Archives: Art

Great Fakes

The late David Hicks once wrote: “There is a great deal of false snobbery attached to garden ornaments, the feeling that if they are not fine original works of antiquity, they are not worth having. It is a snobbery I … Continue reading

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Garden Ornament

Given the idea of directing the eye, and visually moving through a space, a well-placed garden ornament can provide accent and weight in a garden, commanding the eye to pause and take notice.  As we visually move through a space … Continue reading

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From Art to Landscape

In the second chapter of his superb book, From Art To Landscape: Unleashing Creativity in Garden Design, W. Gary Smith discusses the benefits of building a visual vocabulary.  A large part of the book is about training yourself to see. … Continue reading

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Can Painting Play a Role When Creating a Garden?

Can Painting Play a Role When Creating a Garden?       In The Artful Garden, James Van Sweden writes about utilizing a “broader aesthetic world” and the inspiration of fine art when designing a landscape. He specifically references the gorgeous … Continue reading

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Constraints

Whenever I got stuck creatively in making a sculpture, I would give myself certain parameters or constraints. The material itself would dictate the color of the piece, or I would work with only found objects, or I would limit myself … Continue reading

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