The gardens around Tate Modern were designed by the leading Swiss landscape architect Dieter Kienast (1945-1998) and where completed in time for Tate Modern’s opening in 2000. His landscape designs have a simple lyrical quality. By reducing his designs to a few essential elements and principles, Kienast plays with opposing factors such as the natural and the artificial, order and chaos. In this re-worked image his silver birches and shimmering leaves cast a calming veil over the long forgotten industries of Bankside’s river wharves.
20”x16” (406 mm x 508 mm)