Les Jardin de Metis
International Garden Festival
Photography: Studio Bryan Hanes
As a modern twist on the historical paradise garden, the Veil Garden explores traditional themes with a contemporary sensibility by exploring the material and spiritual aspects of paradise.
The Veil Garden offers a contemporary interpretation of the Paradise Garden. Delineated with a semi-transparent enclosure; frost fence walls define the rectangular garden, providing privacy and protection, and distinguish it’s inwardly directed quality. Penetrations identify passage to four points of entry which serve as transitional space between the spiritual and terrestrial world. The four openings focus individually on a unique aspect of the earthly paradise, but only occasionally offer entrance, for Paradise remains elusive and indefinable.