FILM: Five Seasons: the Gardens of Piet Oudolf
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 7:00 PM
The documentary, Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf, immerses viewers in Oudolf’s work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas. Intimate discussions take place through all fours seasons in Piet’s own gardens at Hummelo, and on visits to his signature public works in New York, Chicago, and the Netherlands, as well as to the far-flung locations that inspire his genius, including desert wildflowers in West Texas and post-industrial forests in Pennsylvania. As a narrative thread, the film also follows Oudolf as he designs and installs a major new garden at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, a gallery and arts center in Southwest England, a garden he considers his best work yet. Piet Oudolf has radically redefined what gardens can be.
What better place than a garden to invite a person to see the divine in nature? Piet Oudolf’s approach to gardens and nature gives visitors to his creations a sense of themselves in a landscape and as well as a connection to nature that is magnified by the plants and surroundings that Oudolf designs.
Part of the BIG IDEA project The Bottomlessness of a Pond: Transcendentalism, Nature and Spirit.
$10 member / $12 nonmember