SF GARDEN SHOW

TECTONIC RIFT - PANGAEA FUTURE

San Francisco, California

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This garden demonstrates the forces at work that have shaped the surface of our world. Boundaries being irrelevant to plate tectonics this garden symbolizes the ephemeral quality of landscape and its delicate palimpsest (Latin for scraped clean and used again) atop the earth’s active outer layer.  The inspiration for the garden begins with the idea that as we shape our environment, we only utilize our narrow perception of time, when in fact, taken literally, time should be the dominating force in the landscape. The materiality of the garden is meant to be pliant and resilient to the forces of nature, but useful for the rich and warm environments that they create in the landscape.  Lastly, inventiveness is a structural component of the garden using fauna as an unpredictable intensity that can shape and affect the spaces we inhabit.

 

CLIENT

San Francisco Garden Club 2012