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Dream Garden mosaic from left 1998 IMG0051 | by rudisillart
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Dream Garden mosaic from left 1998 IMG0051

"The composition of The Dream Garden was, in fact, inspired by a real garden that Parrish had recreated at his summer home, The Oaks, in the artists’ colony of Cornish, New Hampshire. There, Parrish envisioned the creation of fantastical spaces where a visitor would chance upon places of tremendous beauty and solitude, improved by careful placement of foliage and flowers, large classical urns and vases, reflecting pools and fountains, walkways and steps. During a visit to The Oaks, Parrish told Bok that what he had in his “mind’s eye” was a dream garden—a passionate disclosure that Bok orchestrated into an artificial reality.

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more at www.haverford.edu/publications/Winter06/dreamgarden.htm

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Taken in November 1998