Métis Garden

This installation was on display during the 2008 season of the International Design Festival at the Jardins de Métis, Québec. Largely a reflection of personal experience and connection to space, each visitor creates their own Zen garden within each windowpane; a lens through which ethereal movement transcends the mind’s eye and viewer discovers a new landscape. The rocks from the shore of the St. Lawrence River inspired the materials; their natural beauty simplicity attracted me upon my arrival in Métis. Windows arranged in the overall layout are representative of the multiple perspectives from which we view the world. The site embraces our need to capture and preserve natures’ raw beauty. This site is meant to be viewed as an experience that creates its own landscape each time it is encountered. Recycled materials including those of plastics, stones and glass, were used for the construction of the site. Plants included; Artemisia, Hostas, Ferns, and purple and white Irises.

Location

Jardins de Métis,

Québec, Canada

 

Size

2,400 SF

 

Dates

2008

 

Design & Installation

Maria Debije Counts

 

Photography

Louise Tanguay

Counts Studio Métis Garden
Counts Studio Métis Garden
Counts Studio Métis Garden
Counts Studio Métis Garden
Counts Studio Métis Garden
Counts Studio Métis Garden
Counts Studio Métis Garden
Counts Studio Métis Garden
Counts Studio Métis Garden
Counts Studio Métis Garden
Counts Studio Métis Garden
Counts Studio Métis Garden
Counts Studio Métis Garden