Being involved in art-making and teaching for many decades often makes me wonder about the number of garbage cans I've filled in the name of creative expression. and the fact that raw nature is perhaps the ultimate beauty that cannot be improved.
That said, I have also been fortunate to be involved with the ideas and work of landscaping since I was young. As an art material, I find plants truly fascinating.
I have conducted research on the typologies of gardens and have always kept a garden for agrarian and aesthetic reasons. These images represent other impulses to juxtapose art with nature or to highlight nature as art. They are rudimentary but I feel a larger project of land preservation is in my future.