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Elastic Motion

Long Border

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  • Miniature hedges of purple-leaved berberis weave through the design, their angles changing from one end of the border to the other
  • A limited colour palette provides visually-stimulating combinations, with purplish leaves and flowers bringing out the pale bluish mauves of hardy geraniums

About the garden

Inspired by the installation Notion Field by Cuppetelli and Mendoza, Elastic Motion portrays the movement  of vertical elastic ropes in a computer simulation, and the curve of elastic forms. The Long Border shows the relationship between a human and computer bond, and between real and virtual, a theme that is particularly relevant in today’s technological world. The use of structure and shape in the planting, the change of its colour and texture, illustrates elastic’s curvature. As you walk along the border, the planting appears to move and elongate  with you, giving a real sense of flow.

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