diptych

The view of a garden with the opportunity for growth

Formal Description

Section 1: a light box of 25.5 x 25.5 x 4.5 cm containing a transparency of the view from the folly of the Arboretum Kalmthout

Part 2: IKEA display box of 21 x 22 x 16 cm, with two glass bottles filled with earth containing two cuttings of lemon geranium, trying to grow through two holes in the display box, all the while they are trying to take root in the glass bottles.

Underlying meaning:

Everything just grows despite care and attention.

The view from the folly in the Arboretum Kalmthout is, due to its position in the garden facing inward, toward the garden itself. The mirrors in the back of the folly emphasize this introverted look. As if the folly to say: “Garden, now look at me! Seen from my own folly ”

The IKEA display box with lemon geraniums refers to exhibits in natural history museums. It tries to explain how plants grow: with roots, stems, water and care. In this installation, this part is potential subject to transformation. However, the question arises how these cuttings will survive in an office space?

Is there really room for?
Keeping in mind the wallflower and the saxifrage.

Text: Hans Muller