We are Jaemee Studio, a young art/architecture design firm based in NY/NJ. "Doorways" is winning entry of Internationally known garden festival in France, which is scheduled to be built in April 2019.
This year, the festival's theme is Garden of Paradise. We interpreted paradise as collection of unreal and fantastic landscapes one can possibly imagine. We used “Door” as a method (or tool) to introduce people to sneak a glance at multiple paradises at once .
Be part of Internationally renowned Garden Festival!
Since 1992, the International Garden Festival has been a laboratory for contemporary garden and landscape design worldwide. As a treasure trove of ideas and nursery for burgeoning talents, the Festival gives a fresh boost to garden art, appealing to the public and the profession alike by showcasing new blooms and materials and innovative approaches and ideas. (reference : http://www.domaine-chaumont.fr/en/international-garden-festival)
During festival period, It is noted that more than 5,000 visitors (from all nations) visit to see gardens per day. In order to make our garden to be constructed successfully, we sincerely ask you to help us !
Where is the money going?
All of the money pledged will be used to purchase plant material. Planting is the most important material for the garden, we have selected colorful perennials that can bloom throughout the whole year. $3000 will cover the minimum needed for plants. If we surpass this goal and raise more money we will be using for buying better quality materials other than plants!
Full Project Description
Paradise often refers to heaven, place of exceptional happiness and delight.
They are places without one’s direct encounter, but rather results of one’s fantasy and imagination. As a conception of imaginary minds, it could be thousands of different places according to individuals. It could be blue ocean, endless prairie filed, field of fully bloomed flowers, garden of Eden, or even mysterious spaces like galaxy. Anyplace one can imagine.
We interpreted paradise as collection of unreal and fantastic landscapes one can possibly imagine. We used “Door” as a method (or tool) to introduce people to sneak a glance at multiple paradises at once .
“ Doorways” is a garden composed of 12 doors that are laid on the ground in a grid. Exposure to what is behind individual doors vary as some of them are closed while others are fully or partially opened.
Visitors encounter a collection of adjacently placed landscape of paradise. Mixture of living plants and artificial materials create unexpected scenery of paradise by juxtaposition of familiar and common materials in unconventional way.
Similar to how Rene Magritte made ‘everyday objects shriek aloud’ in his paintings, “20 Doors” aims to create unexpected space that are composed of different yet familiar landscapes in coexistence.
Planting selections are simple yet colorful which can be bloom throughout whole garden festival season. From fern such as Osmunda regalis, and perennial grass like Prairie Dropseed to small flowering tree, Cercis canadensis enliven each paradise with various color in elevation. Artificial materials such as mirror-like surface reflecting the sky and photo printed galaxy add surrealistic atmosphere.
Door often symbolizes passage or transition between spaces. Standing in front of doors, one becomes curious about encounter with new space. The intention of “20 doors” garden is not to mimic and define what paradise is, but to arise curiosity and question ourselves what it could be. Is it a place filled with endless garish plantings, or are those more like up in the air as you are floating with clouds?
As you walk into the garden, gallery of doors with paradise awaits your selection.
which door would you open ?
Risks and challenges
Since there is limited funds we receive from the festival, we really hope to raise money through kick starter. If it is unsuccessful then we shall pay all the materials out from our pocket.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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