Saturday, February 13, 2010
The joy of working with ever-changing medium
(Top) Andy Goldsworthy's "Maple Leave Arrangement". As soon as the wind blows and the water moves, the leaves will re-arrange themselves and the moment will be ended.
(Bottom) A Tibetan Buddhist monk creates a Mandala out of colored sand. A sand mandala is ritualistically destroyed once it has been completed and its accompanying ceremonies and viewing are finished to symbolize the Buddhist doctrinal belief in the transitory nature of material life.
There is no "The End" to be written, neither can you,
like an architect, engrave in stone the day the garden
was finished; a painter can frame his picture, a composer
notate his coda, but a garden is always on the move.
- Mirabel Osler