Le Roi et La Reine du Jardin was created during a summer art residency at VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver. The theme was based on the era of Versailles as the epitome of the formal garden as a display of high culture. The thrones, imagined for the French king Louis XIV and his queen, illustrate the ultimate power of nature over man’s attempts to dominate it. Over the summer I created many outdoor installations with materials gleaned from the gardener’s discarded cuttings such as the Canna Lily Spiral. Other pieces were conceived to take shape over time such as the Parterre Carpet. See more projects on my Flickr page. This series was also created in conjunction with the Green Words project.