Wednesday, December 17, 2008
A garden defined
Looking through, looking down, but never just straight ahead. It is the snatches of beauty that lie in wait for the unsuspecting visitor that make a garden special.
The moon gate (a Chinese influence) was one of my favourite places in the Millennium Garden. This view is from a path outside the garden walls looking in. The sculpture is by Liam O'Neill, an Irish artist. When you look into this oak vessel you sense the passage of time in a very real way because leaves, twigs and other detritus collect there. It mirrored what was silently happening in the world around it and served as a reminder of our mortality.
I am always attracted to the idea of looking beyond where I am.