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Image by Louise Tanguay

Image by Louise Tanguay

Image by Louise Tanguay

Image by Louise Tanguay

Image by Louise Tanguay

Image by Louise Tanguay

LINE GARDEN

International Garden Festival, Grand Metis, Quebec, 2015

commercial barrier tape, wooden stakes

custom-fabricated bent metal and canvas lounge chairs

 

Drawing on the formal language of historical garden design, and the contemporary means of mass-produced safety and construction materials, this project is a strong graphic intervention that aims to produce an abstract field. Defining a geometric zone out of tightly spaced parallel lines of stretched commercial barrier tape, the installation introduces ordered man-made elements into the cultivated natural environment of the Gardens. Through this juxtaposition a dialogue between the two spheres is created, based on the shared theme of protection and necessary safe-guarding, while questioning the definition of what is truly natural.