Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Stained glass shed



Technically this is a greenhouse, but it's certainly a shedlike building (and arguably almost a chapel, in fact its creators call it a 'horticultural temple') in which it would be wonderful to work. A wonderful piece of work using repurposed 18th and 19th century stained glass from horticultural installation artists Heywood & Condie, The Greenhouse has been on show at Jerwood Gallery in Hastings and most recently in the forecourt of the Royal British Society of Sculptors in London. Here's what they say about it:
"The walls of The Greenhouse are adorned with reconfigurations of these ancient symbols and patterns which humans have used for thousands of years to celebrate the cycle of life from times when human, plant and animal fertility was the central focus of sacred concern.  Once inside, the greenhouse is a sanctuary and a space for introspection which demands a meditation on image, concept and nature endlessly reflected in the infinity floor. The forms and images at play spring from the eternal themes of birth, death, regeneration and harmony with nature."
They add that "a digital folkloric spirit inhabits the space, symbolising the act of gardening as a transcendent activity" and that it is a place of sanctuary and introspection (something which all shedworkers know plenty about).



Via The Enduring Gardener with a h/t to The Garden Escape ----------------------------------------------------
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