Caro de Jonge (Ceramics)

Garden Empire

Ceramics, metal, wood, brass, digital photo print

Ancient people admired nature as gods. They experienced it as a superhuman power. They saw earth as an enormous living being, which had to be honoured by continuous rituals and sacrifices on their imposing temples. But now we have lost our connection to earth, nature has become like a distant language to us. We cut our surrounding nature into geometrical gardens and shape it into jewels adorning our necks without reverence. We have evolved into the superhuman ourselves, while nature has become an object to own.