A Year in My Arts & Crafts Garden
upcoming in June 2012
In 1860 William Robinson wrote in his prescriptive and detailed book, The Wild Garden, that a garden should be wild at the perimeter and formal at the house. Inside the perimeter the space should be divided into garden rooms (including a kitchen garden to feed the household and a perennial garden to fill flower vases). William Morris published books which promoted the defining concern of the Arts and Crafts movement: the mutable moment arising from the desire of beauty quickened by the sense of death. Morris joined Ruskin in saying that the greatest creator of beauty is nature and a central characteristic of the Arts and Crafts movement is a quest for natural beauty. Their quest for beauty became Elaine Waisglass's own pursuit in her photographs. Noticing the beauty of the rhythm of the year’s cycle became the dominant theme in her work.
Read an interview with Elaine Waisglass in Zoomer Magazine - Picture Perfect