Thursday, June 16, 2022
Lately we became acquainted with the work of a remarkable group of very creative artists, the quilters of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. Their quilts have inspired me to look at my wife’s garden and seeing how she combines a wide variety of textures, patterns and colours, which are three dimensional tapestries reminiscent to me of the beautiful quilts from Gee’s Bend.
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Thursday, June 09, 2022
Tuesday, June 07, 2022
In the nineteen sixties a new form of art appeared called land art. The artists created works of art using natural materials like rocks, pebbles and trees but also a wide variety of plants, flowers and water or ice. However I think land art was a much older art form practiced by gardeners, who used their practical knowledge to create their gardens. My wife is definitely one of those artists. Her main topic is patterns, textures and shapes. I like her continuous changing garden which give both of us great visual pleasure.
Monday, June 06, 2022
A few days ago I took this picture of our front garden. I thought how fortunate I was that my wife is passionate about gardening. I simply love and admire the result of her work, not mine. Of course I would have annoyed Rudyard Kipling, who wrote his much used and admired quote “ Gardens are not made by singing "Oh, how beautiful," and sitting in the shade”.