Part One | Learning by Seeing - Arthur Joura
What greater purpose does landscaping serve than keeping human beings attached to nature? For
designers to achieve such a purpose, it is most desirable for them to study the natural example, and
contemplate how it affects all of us. This is true whether the designed environment covers acres
or, as in the Bonsai tradition, it can be held in two hands. This program features miniature living
landscapes, some depicting real places and some imaginary, but all built upon the foundation of
seeing the natural example.
Part Two | Gardens in the Mind’s Eye - Patrick Chassé
Many artists have explored new ways of looking at the world and expanded on traditional ways of
expressing their ideas visually. In this presentation, master designer Patrick Chassé will explore
how landscape practitioners can find and use “parallel” ideas by other creative artists. He will also
illustrate how art can help designers express these ideas to clients in ways that garden plans and
renderings cannot equal.
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Translate the visual impact of a native scene into a miniaturized landscape form.
Distill the essence of a compelling wild landscape composition through a process of reduction.
To refocus the designer/gardener’s point of view or “lens” for embracing a site, and consider new connections or themes of a sort to be the foundation concepts for the garden.
To develop strong garden concepts with parallel expressions in art as an attractive and exciting idea for a client to embrace.
Arthur Joura & Patrick Chasse
New Directions in the American Landscape