'Reverse Garden' subverts preconceptions of what paintings of gardens should look like and encourages us to reflect on the environment beyond the gallery walls. On recycled shade cloths draped over post and rail fences artist Luke Pither depicts the strange, enigmatic beauty of the forms, textures and colours found in the act of gardening – the often overlooked microscopic elements that are integral to plant and soil health. Aspects of the imagery suggest intricate contour maps and offer potential garden designs. Arranged in a maze-like network, the paintings evoke the physical experience of traversing a garden as we discover its vital essence.
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