Chloë Holt

Major Solo Show “Hortulus Animae: Little Garden of the Soul” at David Simon Contemporary, Somerset

Now Until 24th Dec 2020

Hortulus from the Latin “little garden” and Animae or Anima from “the soul”.
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The title was also that of an extremely beautiful illustrated manuscript medieval prayer book featuring an enclosed monastic garden and herb garden.

The Hortus was also the name given to the central garden within Roman homes. A place to enjoy the notion of ‘Otium’ - A latin abstract term with a number of meanings, including: time at home, resting, contemplation and academic endeavours. It can have intellectual and virtuous implications. Activities that were considered in the Roman world to be Artistically valuable, or enlightening.

A time to contemplate, reconnect with nature and discover the beauty of the small things: hear the birds sing, watch the sunlight chase the dappled shadows, and see the garden grow and seasons change.

Virtuall ‘Zoom’ appointments through November due to National Lockdown. Extended exhibition date until 24th Dec.

At David Simon Contemporary, Castle Cary, Bath. +44(0)1963 359 102 [email protected]

Monastic Bowl
Sanguinello
Lucia
Hydria
Vitis Vinifera
Octavius
Lararium
Cera
Livius
Materia Prima
Terra Rossa
Illuminate
Primavera
Reverie
Liber
Otium
Sunlight and Shadows
Janus
Fioralba
Grotto Azzurra
Viridarium
Sea Poppy
Reflections
Angel's Trumpets
Las Flores De La Espana
Chloris
Hanging Garden
Nasturtium I
Nasturtium II