Garden of Eden at art festival
As part of Somerset Art Weeks Festival Fiona Campbell, from Cranmore, is one of eight artists who have been commissioned to create a series of new contemporary site-specific art works for the Abundance Garden Trail.
Set in a wealth of cultivated garden landscapes in Somerset, Fiona joins Megan Calver, Alison Cockcroft, Kitty Hiller, Leah Hislop, Sue Palmer, Bryony Tidball and Gillian Widden, to use an abundance of vibrant found and reclaimed materials collected from the area.
Fiona's large scale installations for her allocated garden 'Esotera' are based upon the idea of Genesis' Garden of Eden – the most abundant garden where plants, creatures and humans grow and roam freely in complete harmony.
Transformed from nothing into an idyllic environment, abundant with creatures and plants living harmoniously, the garden emanates a Utopian ideal.
Esotera means 'of the earth', esoteric means 'mystical, unusual, rare.' The garden symbolises a love for the land and relationship with the earth.
Fiona's work will relate to some of the garden's textures and forms, nature's repossession and return to Eden.
Fiona will be giving a talk, followed by a taster wire workshop on Saturday, September 21 at 2pm.
For further details and to book call 01458 253800.
The trail runs from Saturday, September 21 until Sunday, October 6.