The garden here at NOL has been developing into what we believe is an environmental artwork over the last ten years – from a wasteland into what is now becoming a special place. As Covid 19 has made such big changes to all of our lives, we thought we would start to share the development of our sanctuary. We do believe gardens in an urban environment are a powerful medium for an artist to explore as a means of raising awareness and sowing seeds both metaphorically and physically, in the present, to raise awareness of the human need to connect with the natural world in an effort to create a more sustainable and healthy future for the planet and the life it supports.
“Gardening is not a rational act”. the writer Margaret Atwood wrote. “What matters is the immersion of the hands in the earth, that ancient ceremony of which the Pope kissing the tarmac is merely a pallid vestigial remnant. In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt”
More to come as the seasons change