Landscape for me is influenced by the light in LA (golden, material) and the ideal of indoor/outdoor living championed by the émigré Modernists. I am interested in the garden as the setting for the house and the house as a frame through which to view the garden. The garden is a place to engage the senses: the crunch of gravel signifying arrival, the fragrance of flower and foliage, the plucking of fruit from the tree. My gardens are inhabited by natives, edibles, plants adapted to the Mediterranean climate, people, and, hopefully, birds and bees.
Current projects in progress include a woodland garden for a traditional house and a hybrid patio/garden structure with integrated trellises for edibles.