Holland Tunnel Gallery
May 17th – June 15th
green gafferstape, CD-Player, wall paper, artificial flowers, styrophome, artificial grass
sponsor: A.S. Création
My home, my house is my castle. My house is my private paradise, where I try to keep the outer world away. The garden of paradise is, where everything started.
The installation “Inventing Gardens” is a picture of the soul. It relates to the idea of garden. It shows a garden invading the house. The garden penetrates the interieur: the wall paper, the door and the windows. The garden becomes interieur and at the same time it breaks the house – and the idea of house – open. The garden inside is a surrealistic garden of imagination.
On the other side, all flowers are artificial. This adds an ironic touch to the installation: garden centers sell artificial grass and flowers for the conveniance of the people. This way, they can have plants without the “dirt” and the need for care. So the flowers, growing through the wall papers, are as well the same time a “frozen” image of the plants itselves. They represent an image of an image.