Imaginary Landscape (detail, 2012)
Imaginary Landscape was a temporary landscape project where a varied number of ideas were
considered for an area that is normally, in the course of a building project, paved. Fiona was met with
surprised project consultants for Órbitas when she insisted on transforming the hardpan into habitat and
gardens, rather than a driveway from the road to the residency. The particular spot,
pictured in the still above was at the time very hardpacked ground, bereft of any humus or viable soil -
after years of use as a pasture. The main component of the ground was listre: shale-like rocks.
The artist decided to draw designs while researching indigenous plants that would support bird,
butterfly and animal habitat.
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