oil on panel, 20×14 cm (each), 2019.
Many cultures from east and west have and still refer to the garden as a paradise. Subsequently, this body of work explores the garden as a duality, a product of the relationship between civilization and nature, and an embodiment of the ceaseless tension between order and chaos, inside and outside. These model paintings enable an analysis of how gardens act as visual accounts of the main relationships contributing to these spaces. The paintings were created to examine the relationships underlying the garden structure.
It was concluded that while the garden successfully becomes a model of paradise through the tension between dualities, this very tension refrains the garden from being a paradise. Just like a painting the garden is artificially constructed; it may be a model of a paradise, but it is not paradise.