GARDENING is often categorised as a battle - man versus nature, humans creating order from chaos, trying to impose our desire and wishes on an artificial landscape
of our own making.
The exhibition itself is an urban experience, a walk into a gigantic artificial landscape
, a science fiction environment.
A municipal swimming pool in the small Andalusian town of Lobres gets a surreal twist with a seductive inner realm clad in bright green Astroturf, the project is a genuinely artificial landscape
, playing deftly on the ambiguity between the natural and manmade.
In this issue (Page 18), science writer intern Gwyneth Dickey describes how such nanobotic walkers, or "DNA spiders," have begun to crawl around an artificial landscape
(itself constructed of artfully arranged DNA) and how some can even pick up and transport nanoparticle cargo.
Inside this indecipherable artificial landscape
, clusters of Celtic knot-like forms float in the upper half of the canvas; below the work's center is an acute ellipse, a reoccurring motif throughout the show.
However, he was also a great master of artificial landscape
, showing everyday folk in idyllic rural surroundings and The Bowes landscape typifies this by mixing classical ruins with an elegant run-down cottage.
It remains,arguably, the finest artificial landscape
Those problems are especially topical for the north-eastern part of Estonia (NE Estonia) where local oil shale industry--oil shale mining, its combustion in power plants and thermal processing in chemical plants--has essentially changed the landscape, and as a result new artificial landscape
forms have come into being.
grass was an integral part of a larger
The competition project is preserved in a small cardboard model set into a cardboard landscape with a cardboard version of the old city to one side, and it is true that at this scale and in a unified material, the image of a folded artificial landscape
sliced by crossing streets is fairly seductive.
But the general public - well, a lot of them are coming to realize that just like palm trees and everything else, it's just part of the artificial landscape
of this area.
Brenda Chamberlain's Fisherman's Return (1939) turns a typical coastal scene into a Picasso-esque study, with hints of the Pop Art Geraint Evans' employs half a century later, in Great Western where a lonely model railway enthusiast almost blends into the artificial landscape
he has created.