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Land Art

Andy Cao Hosted by The Garden Conservancy

Andy Cao lecture on Thursday, November 17, 2011; an evening hosted by The Garden Conservancy at The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio. Full details on the lecture – Incidental Placemaking: Beauty and Dreams, along with registration information can be found on The Garden Conservancy web site. Andy Cao’s lyrical, dreamlike installation at Cornerstone Sonoma: Bai Yun : White Cloud represents a stunning transformation of the original Cao – Perrot Studio design created for the Cornerstone Festival: the Lullaby Garden.

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Land Art

International Festival of Gardens 2011

Photo © 2011 Louise Tanguay - Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens

2011 International Garden Festival — Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens. The 12th Edition of The International Garden Festival runs through October 2, 2011. The theme of this year’s festival: Secret Gardens… “a protective space full of emotions, mysteries and wonder connected to the natural world.”

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Art

Heart of Reeds: Chris Drury Land Art

Heart of Reeds by Chris Drury - Lewes - Photo © Alice Joyce

You can discern the sinuous pattern – a double vortex – of Chris Drury’s Heart of Reeds installation that emerges from the landscape when you stand on the project’s boardwalk, or look upon the artwork from the viewing mound. Drury likens the design to a “cross section through a human heart, reflecting the interconnections between man and environment.” On his web site, Drury includes the Lewes land art project in the category: Growing Works – rather than a Commissioned, Permanent or Temporary Site-Specific Installation, or a Cloud Chamber. You need walk only a few minutes from the center of town to take in the wetland’s sights and sounds, as a break from the gentle hubbub that Lewes offers residents and travelers.

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