Pink Intensities

One of the benefits of having a terrace overlooking the water is the expansive view of the sky. It's been a particularly sunny summer (2022) and some of our potted flowers are loving it. As is my usual practice, I like to get in close to my subjects and try to look at them from … Continue reading Pink Intensities

The terrace garden: a snapshot

Having moved into a waterside condo this past year was a big decision… where do I put my summer energy if I have no garden to play in? We’ve planted a few small things this year: tomatoes, eggplants, kale, peppers, herbs… they are growing slowly.

Micro-Transformations of Space Over Time

The Video - My actual artwork in video form Imagine yourself in a museum’s viewing room. It’s claustrophobically dark and there is an ambient hum that indicates the volumes might get loudly disorienting. You are geared up with tense anticipation for the video to walk your through a sensory experience. You watch as the space … Continue reading Micro-Transformations of Space Over Time

Baby Buddha in the Wabi Sabi Garden

Last summer I completed the infrastructure for a zen garden for my wife. This little Buddha found itself well placed under my dwarf Japanese maple tree. It got quickly enveloped by some ground hostas, so I moved it this year to sit on a rock near the water fountain I rigged from a reclaimed cement … Continue reading Baby Buddha in the Wabi Sabi Garden

Butterfly Garden – Adapting as we go

Butterfly Garden - Adapting as we go. The seeds were planted a couple of weeks ago and a little growth has sprouted. Granted I'm impatient, but I think some stuff just won't grow, so I'm adapting as I go. Little flowers have been sprouting up all over my property, so I'm transplanting them as gently … Continue reading Butterfly Garden – Adapting as we go

Critter-Buster Greenhouse Project

The last few years have been way too discouraging for our garden. At first I thought I couldn't find the right space that had enough sunlight (we have massive trees all around us). Then the animals became the issue: squirrels, rabbits, gophers, and racoons. All devouring everything we planted. Last year, before Covid hit, I … Continue reading Critter-Buster Greenhouse Project

Butterfly Garden – Making a bed for the flowers

Sticking to my usual goal of recycling as much material as possible, I raked the whole area as flat as possible and used the trunks and branches of the cut-down cedars to make my flower box. I called-out for indigenous seeds (on Facebook) and bought others online. I decided to cover the ground with nutrient … Continue reading Butterfly Garden – Making a bed for the flowers

Butterfly Garden – Re-arranging the land

II had several odd cedar trees around my property that I wanted to use and tons of rocks uncovered by the plumbers' digging, so I decided to use these to cover a few eyesores next to my house: the air-conditioning unit; a compost bin / leaf dump; and some storage items for the winter garden. … Continue reading Butterfly Garden – Re-arranging the land