The recent series of pieces I have produced have been about repeat and reflection. I have been looking at how a design if repeated in a reflected way will actually make the viewer reflect. It could work as a meditative piece that makes you stop and think. These have caught the eye of many visitors to my kitchen where I have been hanging them as I’ve worked them out. Owen Morgan from Mosaic Gardens being one of them. He is an award winning garden designer who I have created branding design for.
He used natural wildflower planting to create a natural, very vibrant planting scheme as opposed to plants raised in glass houses under artificial light. He has made the garden be focussed on the end users (the children). He placed a viewing area into the ground so the kids could watch for insects, he made a mud kitchen so mud pies could be happily made.
I had my design printed onto shatterproof glass and we made the piece into a garden table. The piece is lightfast and waterproof so could happily sit in any garden. It became “garden art”.
Gardens are places for reflection, they are part of our homes and yet they are still something many of us feel separate from. A part of our living areas which we don’t venture into very often. This has resulted in us viewing “nature” as a separate entity from us. When really we are part of nature.
The garden even made it onto 3 seconds of Gardeners’ World on BBC2 on Friday evening.