A rush of images from different spaces almost simultaneously, collapsing the worlds spaces into a series of images on [a computer screen]...The image of places and spaces becomes as open to production and ephemeral use as any other - commodity.
The above image of Lamb's Ear was a bit late - on the ground, so to speak. I've wanted for several years now to capture the image of how gardens first emerge from the soil. How accross the plane of the soil, at once these small shoots of differing green begin to push out of the soil. The overuse of daylillies finds its moment as at emergence their abundance acts as a meadow to bridge together a variety of Daffs, Crocus, and Hyacinths moving towards their peak.
The duration of this may be seven to ten days. The first half of which pass before you even recognize its here. And then, apparently, the tenth day passes before you've had a moment to stop and take a picture.
This image I can't capture could be unique to what some call "The Buffalo Cottage Garden." The image can't be curated. It is structurally established in a world where Daylilly and Hosta are infinitly divided and passed to neighbors and bulbs are sporadically added in packs of 10 over time.
I'm counting on "the times" being easier next season. I promise myself I'll take the time, stop, and take a picture, before it passes.
* Above quote is my interpretation of Juhani Pallasmaa quoting David Harvey in "The Eyes Of The Skin: Architecture and the Senses"(2005). See page 21.
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