in the garden

For many cultures, the garden has been a metaphor for one-ness with the natural world and a place of repose, beauty and contemplation. Often constructed to create space for meditation, the garden has historically been a space in which ‘getting and spending’ is put at a distance. For Bree Hyland and Ian Funke-McKay, painting in their garden two hundred years after the Industrial Revolution has wrung itself out, a more porous relationship between ‘artificial’ and ‘natural’ life exists.