the 'money' series of garden design concept spaces were created to examine our obsessive nature with money and possessions through an absorbing landscape scheme.
the first of the spaces takes references from colours and forms of the Bank of England £20 note, with purple hedging, steel banded beds and a linear water rill, which appears to run straight into a drain. a cast sculpture of a praying skeleton faces into a mirror, which is angled to reflect only the skeleton in an image of self absorption. a restrictive colour palette is employed.
the second space is a development of the first, where the dense hedging has grown to envelop the inhabitant in a monetary 'cage', bounded also by a water filled moat. planting is located only on the island, where a sole skeleton stands atop a pile of coins. but hope still remains - through engraved steel bands on one side of the hedge a path from despair and obsession can be found.