ADAM ROBINSON’S SECRET GARDEN @ SAINT CLOCHE
This December Saint Cloche will have their own lush, living, verdant Secret Garden. Kitty has invited Paddington local, renowned Landscape Designer Adam Robinson from Adam Robinson Design to create an actual garden oasis that flows out from the upper level gallery space.
Many artists take inspiration from nature however Adam will be elevating nature on a pedestal by curating a collection of special plants and pots that will be available for sale along with other artworks.
“This installation is about finding beauty in its most simple form. I am putting some of the most abstract and unusual plants in the spotlight. At first glance, some of these plants might not initially scream ‘beautiful’ to the viewer, however as you gaze a little longer and take them in further, you will begin to see Mother Nature’s magic shining through the individual plants.
These plants will be elevated in some of the most beautiful pots and planters I have designed to further highlight the interesting architectural form of the plant.
My aim with creating this Secret Garden is to connect people to nature, because when they take these specimens home they will be a constant reminder to take the time in their day-to-day lives to literally ‘stop and smell the roses’.”
– Adam Robinson
Sculptural elements of furniture were included in The Secret Garden and are a nod to the Nautilus group show on the lower level of the gallery; connecting the two exhibitions – the Loop chair by Willy Guhl and Porto stool/side table for Swisspearl from Robert Plumb. Both elements made from a blend of cement, powdered limestone, cellulose and synthetic fibers, water and air, appear like natural fossils within the space.