Point of view

Posted on Mon, 21 Nov 2016 by midcenturyjo

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape- the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.” – Andrew Wyeth

What do 20th century American realist artist Andrew Wyeth and Nashville landscape architect Anne Daigh have in common? Why did Daigh use his quote as the description for this garden? They are storytellers and lovers of the bleak, the melancholic, the beautiful. Daigh’s design for this suburban backyard is painterly in its approach, sculptural in its execution. To me, an Australian, it has about it a certain “Americanism”, the dream of the field, the barn, the farm.

Marilyn says:

Brilliant, thank you.

Katie says:

This is lovely and a really interesting approach. I wonder what it looks like in the summer, seems like the rustic wood would seem out of place. Then again, it's cold where I live for 8 months of a year, so maybe we should design for that instead of a pool party. 🙂

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