Friday, August 21, 2009

Artists' Gardens (NYT)

I am always fascinated by artists' gardens and the way in which they use their plants as paint. So is the NY Times with a piece by Dorothy Spears featuring artists Dianne Blell, Bryan Hunt and Keith Sonnier.

I think part of the appeal is the abundance of green, a color we see little of in Southern California in August. Outside of the verdant Los Angeles metropolis with its illicit watering, despite the new water laws (sprinklers only twice a week on Thursday and Sunday), everything is a very worn shade of terracotta or dried mud brown.

Can't you almost taste the rain in the patchwork of green above?

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