Inspiration from Nature #008


Image: Young man with laurel over the eyes, Greece, Athens, c. 1936 © Herbert List/Magnum Photos 


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1. Visit
CROP at Sarah Myerscough Gallery. CROP has been inspired by time spent in summer 2019 travelling around the British countryside and meeting with artist-designer-makers who are intuitively connected to nature. It informs their practices in many ways, for example through ecological concerns or an affinity with raw and organic materials and processes of making, which have been passed down through the generations.

Image: Sarah Myerscough Gallery


2. Read
Trees at Night: Rorschach Silhouettes from the 1920s. “Aside from the appearance of a tree by day or night, is it not kin of the human family with its roots in the earth and its arms stretching toward the sky as if to seek and to know the great mystery?”


3. Listen
Desert Island Discs - Sir Christopher Lloyd. Well known for his forthright opinions, Christopher Lloyd has tended his family garden at Great Dixter in Sussex for nearly 70 years. It's been the source of inspiration for his many books and his column in the magazine Country Life, which he's written without a break since 1963. 

Image: © Great Dixter House & Gardens 2020


4. Watch
Great Gardens: Great Dixter. High on the list of garden pilgrimages is Great Dixter, the passion project of the late “imperial wizard” of English horticulture, Christopher Lloyd. Nowness presents a private tour of the quintessentially English estate in this film by Howard Sooley.