Hanging Garden

Like great Water Lily pads, the leaves and flowers of the Summer Nasturtiums overhang the terrace. Their leaves casting large puddles of shade and reflecting the brightest summer light.

Berossus, a Babylonian priest wrote about the Hanging Gardens of Babylon in c. 290 BC "In this place he erected very high walls, supported by stone pillars; and by planting what was called a pensile paradise, and replenishing it with all sorts of trees, he rendered the prospect of an exact resemblance of a mountainous country. He did this to gratify his queen {...}"

We create our own personal paradises in our gardens, we fortify our souls.

56.5 h x 77 w cm

Water-soluble pastel on watercolour paper