What if we were to create a traditional English garden like never seen before? lnspired by classical still life, by architectural and landscape caprices, and our own reactions to flowers, plants and landscapes, Rogers has come up with a large, living sculpture that invites us for aunique viewing experience. lf we stopped to listen to plants more often, if nature was given free rein, the world would probably look a bit like the courtyard of the Archaeological Museum that Carly Rogers has conceived.
Driven by Passion
Niwa believes that everybody has their passion or the moment of ‘driven by passion’ in their hearts. Far FLORA, he has depicted this uncontrollable power by the curve lines drawn by an assemblage of thousands of plants. The power of plants sometimes appeals to people’s our emotions in an aggressive way, and at other times through beauty. The Japanese artist has chosen the second option and he contrasts the sinuous shapes of the art work with the straight lines of the Posada del Potro courtyard, creating a visual dialogue that seeks to show the power of contras\. There is power in this dialogue, and beauty too.
Without the strict technical training from a floral design school, Guerrera, whose work is closer to visual arts than floristry, creates her own approach to this art. In Perseida she tells us the story of a vegetal meteorite that has fallen into the middle of a courtyard. The impact has created an unprecedented hybridisation of native and alien species: the flora of the Cordoban courtyard fuses with a botany that takes its inspiration from 1980s science fiction. As a surprise for spectators, the installation also has an interactive part and they are invited to look for curious beings hiding in the vegetation.
The children of the park
Colle doesn’t like to comment on his artworks: he prefers them to tell their own story. lnspired by the hidden and forgotten nature of the garden of this mansion that has been turned into an arts centre, he recreates an abandoned children’s playground. Can it be nostalgia, or a dream? lnspired by the P/ayground series by the young Polish-Canadian artist, Przemek Pyszczek, the Belgian invites us on a silent journey back to childhood, on which everyone is free to see and listen to what the artwork has to tell them.
Here Comes the Sun
When Zhizhko first visited this courtyard, she was struck by the large sun dial: ‘Contemplating it makes you realise that we have to appreciate and enjoy every moment. Our whole life is a game, a series of events and emotions that, illuminated by the sun, allow our soul to bloom’. Taking inspiration from the Beatles song Here Comes the Sun, and with a devotion to the colour yellow, the Russian artist has composed her own melody, atribule to the miracle of the sun that brings flowers to life.
The shapes created by flowing currents of water, and their power that ebbs and flows, have inspired the Chinese artist’s flower and metal installation depicting a landscape of colliding ripples. This silent, surprising strength is represented here as an undulating mass of flowers encased in a series of circles. When he first visited this patio, it was the water that caught Sherlovell Yu’s eye. His oriental perspective is different, it disorientates us: his art creates a sense of defamiliarization for us. Could what we contemplate in Palacio de Viana be music?.