For her botanical installation in the Loggia Chris de Rosa is acting as a kind of bricoleur using intuitive combinatorial logic to create an object (installation) by rearranging other objects.
Through playful exploration (rather than deductive/analytic reasoning) of the flora and ephemera from the surrounding garden de Rosa will attempt to reframe or manipulate the expected view and presentation of native and introduced flowers.
This approach was largely inspired by the intricately formed clay nests of wasps clinging to corners of the liminal Loggia where culture and nature begin to engage. Interestingly the formal garden design by Ursula Barr-Smith was based on the cellular design of the formal English park but is surrounded by 40 acres of bush.
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