The idea of SECRET GARDEN is to change public space by series of knitted and crocheted objects. Mariëtte Cordes has been inspired by the environment of the Finnish art centre Saksala ArtRadius. The open space, the surroundings and its trees, combined with the works of art have been her point of departure.
To realize this idea Cordes has knitted and crocheted during a whole year dozens of square meters of grass, hundreds of flowers, a great number of fishes, several mini ponds and some dresses.
A whole year dominated by SECRET GARDEN, a house full of knitted grass, flowers and other objects and people who supported her with great enthusiasm.
At the end all the components arrived in Finland and everything could be placed successfully and transform the landscape.
TÄMÄ ON MEIDÄN LUONTOMME THIS IS OUR NATURE Published September 16, 2012
CHILDREN'S LABYRINTH Published September 20, 2010
REDUCTIVE ABSTRACTION Published August 22, 2010
HOMO ERECTUS Published August 03, 2010
SAKSALA ON THE ROCK Published July 28, 2010