Friday, January 23, 2009

Roberto Burle Marx

19 years ago I participated at The San Francisco Garden Show at Fort Mason Center.
I created a garden vignette inspired by the work of Roberto Burle Marx.

I recently read in The New York Times that there is a retrospective exhibition of Mr. Marx’s work showing at the Pa├žo Imperial Museum in Rio de Janeiro.
Link to the NYTime article :

I’d love to see this exhibition and hope that it may find the funding to travel to the United States.

The 1990 show garden installed at Fort Mason Center in S.F.
From ranch house

The wall piece that inspired me.
In a book that I have about Roberto Burle Marx, it say that he scavenged these cast off architectural pieces from a building that was being demolished in Rio.
He brought them to his home / studio and refashioned them into a sculptural water feature.

From ranch house

From ranch house


Anonymous said...

If you find yourself in NY this winter you should stop at The New York Botanical Garden. We're putting together a Brazilian themed orchid show designed by Raymond Jungles inspired by Roberto Burle Marx. Our show will feature an 18' tall RBM mosaic.

The Orchid Show: Brazilian Modern
February 28 - April 12

Deviant Deziner said...

Thanks for the tip !