"Border Gardening" is intended to represent the Buffalo Horticulture ideals as a "Design and Build Landscape Construction and Garden Care Service". It is soft, or hopes to be, and writes with a voice for those in search of value(s) in and from the landscape.
Visited Curtis' opening last night at Sugar City on Niagara. (I've come to love Sugar City as its away from "the busy" parts of the neighborhood, closest to my home, across from Resurgence Brewery, and a block up from Santeserio's)
The work was exactly as it claimed - 1000 drawings done on 1000 5x7 index cards over four years.
I immediately recognized that we had a similar enjoyment of .38mm and .05mm pens. Although, his are way boutique - a Japanese pen - where I buy mine at Office Depot.
A "mini" drawing I did Sunday. Mine here is a bit bigger (10"x5"?) but the 1/8"=1' scale demanded the size. I started scanning Curtis' 1000 drawings as if each had a move in it for me to utilize - hatches, lines, densities, etc.
Topography and topographical representation
Oh. And I'm pretty sure Curtis has been looking at landscape images
Basic plant layout and combination of forms. (Take that Fern_Croft
While in the one hand, the work gave me 1000 new hatch patterns to use... But, imaginatively, he takes something such as an asian garden and reduces it (or transcends it beyond) to only its textures clashing against each other - planes related in their contrast of smoothness or coarseness.
Oh, come on. Sure. I've dreamt of building this. I just haven't figured out the triangle part.
A flower? What?
Form and plant combinations
Love some "Heavy" Sharpie (my tool - not Curtis') and the classic circle.