Untitled 1 / 2009
This project is inspired by historical concepts of paradise, the handcraft that goes into creating of harticultural gardens with its hages and other decorative elements which requires a lot of dedication from the craftsman.
As due to its etymology from German (Hecke), and Dutch (Haag) meaning enclosure' people have been using hedges since the medieval period to protect themselves. Today, human society has reached the point where nature will need to protect itself from 'human behaviour'.
We will need to break down the barrier that separates us from the earth to realise that we need to live in harmony. Working on this project and carefully positioning the lens, looking for unexpected directions and allowing the eye to travel, in a seance, I feels like a gardener myself..