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And if someone turns a garden into something besides being a garden, what is it then? We talk with artist/gardener extraordinaire, Marcia Donahue, in her famous garden in Berkeley. It's art and also full of art. Time there can change an unsuspecting visitor's life. "I'm a permission giver," she says. Artist Mildred Howard tells about her work as director of the Alice Waters Edible Garden at Martin Luther King Middle School in Berkeley, about her bottle gardens and the gardens of her childhood days. We have Andy Cao's glass garden in LA, Lotusland in Santa Barbara and Cevan Forristt's over-the-top garden in San Jose.


Issue# 3               March 2000

The Garden As Art

Table of Contents

from the editor, Richard Whittaker

conversation with Marcia Donahue,
Working with Hot Material

Francis Butler, A Garden of Shadow Effects

Michael Kenna, The Gardens of Le Notte

Tom Leddy: A Philosophical Conversation
The Garden As Art

Kathleen Cramer, Emergent Oakland--Reflections on the Vacant Lot

Cevan Forristt, Garden Visioneer

conversation with Mildred Howard:
This Larger Thing in the World

What Do Gardens Mean?
-Richard Whittaker

Lotusland, Ganna Walska's Garden

A Few More Gardens:

Bob Clark's Oakland Garden

Robert Irwin's Garden at the new Getty Museum

Mark Bulwinkle's Garden Gate

Louresi's Garden of Found Objects

An LA garden of White Figures

Andy Cao's Glass Garden

C.R. Snygg, Gardenist, Fiber Artist

Indigo Animal, Rue Harrison

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"To be an artist is not a matter of making paintings or objects at all. What we are really dealing with is our state of consciousness and the shape of our perception... The act of art is a tool for extended consciousness." --Robert Irwin



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