“Unite the senses, no more senseless landscape.
Revise ancient philosophies of emotional seduction with the power of today’s technology. Landscape creations are not merely to improve the outward appearance of a given structure, but the chance to bring out the inner structure within all of us. When you sit in a box you feel cramped, as well you should, just as you gaze over the ocean you feel…, well, …you just feel!
Did you know that color has feeling?
It’s true, and it’s not quite the same for each of us, but it is a feeling. I bet you never thought of a line having an attitude, or a hill being aggressive. We all know what we hear controls how we feel quite well, but have you ever considered that “serenity” is hiding among swaying palms of grass, just as curiosity and adventure lurk in the depths of an abandoned mine?
As children we learned what feelings were and how many we have, many from the things we saw through our eyes. Most of us even have the visual memories of those moments when we felt the most. The ancient philosophers from many times past knew all to well powers of a well placed line, moving in graceful harmony-perfectly together. It would hold the most aggressive hill at bay. To exist with visual balance creates balance within us.
I would say the view which surrounds us, does more to control us than we could ever imagine. Think of the tremendous effort taken and the great lengths gone so we can feel, — just feel!
Is all we have to do is intelligently create our surroundings and open our eyes?”