Trying to cross a conceptual divide...
Design is a visual intelligence.
It is a different way of thinking.
It resists spoken language
as well as "opens up" critically
taken for granted structures
in every day life.
I have attached an image.
It is not of "a wall" like you have asked
Like I have proposed and spoken of.
I looked back at my proposal.
I wrote - "line/wall"
We spoke of it as "a wall"
because in commerce
It is "a wall."
The manufacturer calls it "wall stone."
"Wall construction" will be the process we follow;
in this sense
It is a wall.
But in my design
It isn't a wall but a line.
It is a solid form that creates order.
That in speaking of it as "a wall"
It gives the impression that it is
"An add on" or
As if we are working from a menu
And adding ornaments as we choose.
Yes. It is a line item on a proposal.
But this is to help understand how we arrive at the value of the job.
We may speak of breaking things up into production phases - "plants" and "wall;
But the design is one whole thing.
The wall relates to the maintenance and care of the garden.
The wall does the ordering
in place of the manicuring hand of the gardener.
It is an investment.
Its a machine.
Until four or five years ago
I had never heard of Fritillaria -
A fall bulb that emerges in spring
Alongside Daffs and Grape Hyacinths.
The tiniest of flowers.
Small enough to evade me
in my life of horticulture
Running 30 years at least.
I suspect it a new floral or garden consciousness -
Formed not in the garden
But on Instagram -
From where it has found its way into me.
Instagram has changed the scale
From which we imagine the garden.
The zooming up closeness of a phone's camera
Is bringing us closer to the garden
Where before we viewed it an arms length
Or whatever scale and distance
A persons body would stand and view.
Fritillaria is not something you would see from the street. Its not something you would make stand out by planting in mass. It is singular and only viewed up close - a distance I rarely found myself until now.
From Matthew Dore, the "I" voice of Buffalo Horticulture and "The Buff Hort Project."