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SCULPTURES UNDER CONSTRUCTION - URBAN LAND ART
I devised the idea of the garden to be composed of contrasting materials: an arid field of rough lava stones. On one side of the garden a 21x6 meter black slab of concrete protruding from the lava field and water continuously flowing over it - as an inside out water basin. On the other side three living elements: slabs of grass and perpendicular to them three flat planes of foliage being formed by espalier linden trees, their trunks whitewashed to evoke images of historical farmhouses and typically three espaliers with whitewashed trunks lined up parallel to their facade. The grass was to be cut regularly and the espaliers perfectly trimmed to three squares with the sides equaling the width of the lawns. On the right in the photo three pipes resembling ducts through which water is pumped bridge the valley in the undulating lava-field. The are to become white echoing the whitewashed trunks of the espaliers.