6 February 2008

LANDSCAPES OF DECAY

“The skeletons of the plants are for me as important as the flowers.” Garden designer Piet Oudolf creates melancholic natures which beautifully decompose. Romanticism is back!
He is also responsible for the plantation of Field Operation's High Line in New York which will open in September.
Read the related New York Times article 'A Landscape in Winter, Dying Heroically'.
"He's gotten away from the soft pornography of the flower," said Charles Waldheim, the director of the landscape architecture program at the University of Toronto. "He's interested in the life cycle, how plant material ages over the course of the year," and how it relates to the plants around it. Like a good marriage, his compositions must work well together as its members age.

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