The inspiration for the work L'anatomie du jardin (Anatomy of the garden) came from a research on the underground relationships... Read More
The inspiration for the work L'anatomie du jardin (Anatomy of the garden) came from a research on the underground relationships of trees, conducted by the ecologist Suzanne Simard. In her research Simard shows that below the earth there are vast networks of roots working with fungi to move water, carbon, and nutrients among trees of all species. According to her, these complex, symbiotic networks mimic human neural and social networks and remind us a sort of intelligence.
In my work a garden is not just a place where plants and trees grow. It is a place, full of life, communication and underground relationships. It is a single living organism with its own anatomy.
The artwork consists of an object, made of willow branches and placed in a water pond. The natural vegetation on and around the pond was used to complete the installation. It was made entirely of natural materials and nothing artificial was used.The aim was to combine in full harmony a man-made object with the natural environment.