Future Feast in The Garden of Flow/Accumulation
Suzanne Biaggi and Patrick Picard
The Late Show Gardens - September 2009
The Biaggi/Picard design focused upon the cycles of nature, or Flow,
& Accumulation - interpreted as man's interruption of nature's rhythms.
The garden utilized watering systems that were meant to offer solutions to the results of accumulation.
Photos copyright © Alice Joyce
The alluring feast spread out upon the commodious table represents hope.
Charred saplings are featured among the garden's objects/symbols.
An intriguing garden to wander through.
Among Suzanne's inspirations? The mannerist gardens of Italy!
Photos © Alice Joyce
'Future Feast' may remain as a permanent installation at Cornerstone Sonoma,
when The Late Show Gardens concludes.
Must wait and see......
Picard's expertise encompasses the garden's permaculture plantings .
Biaggi talked with me about how permaculture
needn't always be rustic, as people might conjure it.
Shadows often bring another element to a design, as with a sculpture in an outdoor setting
(or indoors with special lighting).
In this instance, the repetition of the black saplings adds drama.
Can you feel the intensity of the sun on a late-summer day in Sonoma?