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A garden of two halves
With his garden, Art is Landscape – Landscape is Art, Kevin Gillespie intends to show the relationship of the natural world to both art and architecture, constructing a garden of two halves.
The garden will include a studio and a gallery, set within the context of the bright, colourful and geometric work of the artist Mondrian
The landscape architect from GLD Architectural Landscape Design says good architecture responds creatively to the natural environment and should be used to frame and enhance the setting.
“I have always been interested in the relationship between the natural world and architecture and thought it would be interesting to explore how you could portray art within the landscape context,” he says.
The garden will include a studio, located within a heavily vegetated garden with water flowing through the area. The planting will contrast with the simple architecture of the studio.
Mondrian’s primary colours of blue, red and yellow will be used on a gallery of floating decks and the fences, linking the two spaces. This second half of the garden will be dominated by framed vegetation.
Kevin says his garden will explore the creative interaction of architecture, art and soft landscape design. The plant palette will predominantly be native, the form and colour of the plants providing the interest in the design, rather than flowers.
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