“par une de ces nuits d’été où se répand partout une rare tranquillité et où le monde paraît enveloppé dans un silence sacré, rompu seulement par le clapotis du flux de la marée sur la plage, quand la lune étincelante et argentée dans un ciel sans nuage inonde de lumière chaque pétale de chaque lis et le visage de chaque fleur, la beauté ineffable du paysage transcende le temps et l’espace, évoquant l’éternité d’un au-delà qui se fait proche.” – elise reford
23/05/2012 § 1 Comment
legge lewis legge, round up (after monet) (2008)
why is it that studio professors don’t show their work to their students? especially when its this good. legge lewis legge were commissioned to design an installation for the jardin de metis‘ annual garden festival. the simplicity of their project, round up (after monet), allows for the natural materials to activate the site conditioned piece. the result is a manufactured landscape of totemic lumps. placed in the middle of a pasture, these lumps could be mistaken for the hard work of a farmer until one took a closer look and noticed the cam buckles and straps cinching the earth into a very unnatural position. these mounds of soil dressed up in girdles could become a new form of garden topiary, though now, grass is being trained rather than perennials.
legge lewis legge consists of practicing architect murray legge, along with his wife, andrea legge, and partner, deborah lewis. they’ve built numerous public art pieces here in austin and across the united states and canada (and soon hopefully in the uk).
a young hare
[title] today’s title comes from elise reford. for more visit the jardin de metis website.
[images] images of round up (after monet) were taken from the legge lewis legge website.