Philip J Brittan – ‘Last Garden’

Philip J Brittan’s series ‘Last Garden’ – an intimate collection of impressions, inspired by his mother’s positive vision about life, symbolized by her pride and delight – her beautiful garden, and marked by the physical contact with it.

Philip J Brittan - Last Garden

Philip J Brittan – Last Garden

 

“She was a dedicated gardener who gained immense pleasure from the many hours she spent working in the garden that she maintained for sixty years. The results were magnificent, combining a wide variety of plants in ways that enticed complimentary comments from visitors and from strangers passing by. Being in the garden always raised my mother’s spirits, lifting her out of the restrictions and pressing concerns of the now… ‘Last Garden’ is a series I made in my mother’s beautiful garden that she became too frail to maintain in the last months of her life… The prints are painted with various media and then buried in the garden for extended periods of time, allowing the place to connect with them in a very direct way and influence the finished work.”