Rebecca Reeve - Marjory’s World (I and II)
"The miracle of light pours over the green and brown expanse of saw grass and of water, shining and slowly moving, the grass and the water that is the meaning and the central fact of the Everglades. It is a river of grass." — Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Marjory’s World is a series made during my AIME residency in the Everglades in December 2012. It draws inspiration from a practice in late 1800s Holland, where-by during the wake of the deceased, it was customary to cover all the mirrors, landscape paintings and portraits in the home with cloths. It was believed this would make it easier for the soul to Leave the body and subdue any temptations to stay in this world.
The ritual seemed, by extension, to be a confirmation of the deeply moving experience that one often feels in the natural environment, and thus provided me a Literal and contextual frame within which to shoot the Everglades. The curtains, all purchased from Goodwill and Salvation Army stores in south Florida, represent a ‘social fabric’ with a history already attached to them. In our increasingly urban existence that ever distances us from the wilderness experience, the drapes serve as visual connectors to the familiar. “
casa 4 estaciones ~ churtichaga + quadra-salcedo arquitectos
This design hotel along the Khao Lak Coast of Southern Thailand is called ‘Casa de la Flora‘ designed by Bangkok-based practice Vaslab Architecture. Challenged to create a bold architectural expression while yielding to nature’s delicate elements – the flora – the team realized a series of 36 cubed villas made of a concrete outer shell and a warmer wood-lined interior. Each structure originates in the ground and skews up towards the air and over the next construct.
Buff, Straub and Hensmann - Edwards Residence - Beverly Hills
Photo: Julius Shulman