Bill Jones, heaven, 2014, HD video, 3:43 minutes
Go to heaven
I don’t believe in heaven. Sometimes I wish I did. For me nature is as close as it comes and even then it’s only a distant reflection. We have gardens to remind us that nature exists.
I spent the summer of 1978 in a house in West Vancouver, BC with a two acre English garden that snaked down a forested hill. I shot The Garden Path (below) as a series of interlocking panoramas following the course of the late day sunlight as it fell through the Spruce canopy. I shot it as if it were leading somewhere.
After The Garden Path, I tried to find the garden again and again with Posthorn, 2010 (with Ben Neill) and with heaven above.